The primary survey in trauma management is a critical initial assessment to identify and address life-threatening conditions. It follows the ABCDE approach: Airway maintenance with cervical spine protection, Breathing and ventilation, Circulation with hemorrhage control, Disability (neurological status), and Exposure/Environmental control. This systematic method ensures prompt identification and immediate treatment of urgent medical issues, enhancing the chances of survival and recovery in trauma patients.

Produced by:
Sadakat Chowdhury, MD
Christian Graulty, MD
Brian Gilberti, MD