Trauma – Assessment (Emergency) Nursing Mnemonic (ABCDEFGHI)

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Included In This Lesson



  • A-Airway
  • B-Breathing
  • C-Circulation
  • D-Disability
  • E-Expose / Examine
  • F-Full set of Vitals
  • G-Give Comfort Measures
  • H-Head to Toe Assessment
  • I-Inspect Posterior


Rapid assessment and treatment of the trauma patient is essential to their overall survival. Working through this framework will aid in remembering where to focus your efforts. Always remember your ABC and patient safety. Once those have been secured, you can move on to less vital components.

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