Provide a private place for the family to be together.
Allow the family to express their emotions freely.
Decreasing blood pressure
Increasing heart rate
Delayed capillary refill
Record a history of the event, using the patient’s own words.
Label all torn or bloody clothes and place each item in a separate brown bag so that any evidence can be given to the police.
Prevent and treat shock
Assess for head and neck injuries
Assess for abdomen, back, and extremity injuries
Apply a pressure dressing
Elevate the leg
Immobilize the leg
Lack of sweating
Covering any protruding viscera with sterile dressings soaked in normal saline solution
Looking for any associated chest injuries
Date that the evidence was collected
Time of the transfer of evidence
• Clutching of the neck