The sequence of care – do new methods warrant a shift from the standard ABC to a CABC approach?

Steve Whitfield

Abstract


Adaptions and change are vital to the development of pre-hospital care. Emerging evidence-based practices ensure best patient care. The Airway, Breathing, Circulation (ABC) sequence of care in pre-hospital environment is ignoring a vital step in trauma support. This commentary provides an evidence-based discussion and explores the appropriateness of the current ABC sequence of care.


Keywords


primary survey; ABC algorithm; pre-hospital; paramedicine; emergency medical technician (EMT); emergency medical service (EMS)

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.33151/ajp.16.698

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