Emergency Medicine Book

Motor Disorders


Trauma History

Aka: Trauma History, AMPLE History, SAMPLE History, Trauma Mechanism
  1. See Also
    1. ABC Management
    2. Trauma Primary Survey
    3. Trauma Secondary Survey
    4. Trauma in Pregnancy
    5. Trauma in Children
    6. Emergency Procedure
    7. Trauma Team Activation (TTA)
    8. Trauma Triage in the Field
    9. Trauma Center
    10. Hemorrhagic Shock
    11. Fluid Resuscitation in Trauma
  2. History: General (Mnemonic: AMPLE or SAMPLE)
    1. Signs and Symptoms
    2. Allergies
    3. Medications
    4. Past illness
    5. Last Meal
    6. Events or Environment related to injury
  3. History: Mechanism of Injury - Other causes
    1. Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)
    2. Blast Injury
    3. Penetrating Trauma
      1. Bullets
      2. Knives
      3. Impaling object
    4. Burn Injury or Electrical Injury
    5. Near-Hanging
    6. Hazardous Environment
      1. Smoke Inhalation Injury
      2. Heat Illness
      3. Cold Injury
        1. Frostbite
        2. Accidental Hypothermia
  4. References
    1. (2012) ATLS, 9th Ed, American College of Surgeons, Trauma Committee, p. 14-5

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