Primary health assessments are needed to determine and reduce and eliminate the

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Primary health assessments are needed to determine and reduce and eliminate the initial condition whilst prioritising and treating severe life-threatening conditions (Marven E., 2019, para 1). During primary assessment, the steps required to determine any life-threatening problems is to form a general impression of the patient, assess the response given by the patient, perform a quick scan that assesses the patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation and lastly follow up by deciding the patient’s priority for treatment and transport to the hospital (“Initial Assessment”, 2017, para 1).The general impression of the patient can be formed by approaching the patient and observing the patient’s environment, appearance and primary complaint. When determining the mental status or how responsive the patient is, AVPU scale is made each time the vital signs are measured to assess the patient’s level of consciousness (Aaron Jones, 2010, pg. 1).When prioritising a patient’s need for treatment, observing high-priority conditions may include; poor general impression, having trouble breathing, unresponsive or can be responsive but unable to follow through instructions given, uncontrolled bleeding or severe pain anywhere in the body. The normal health parameters for an adult can vary depending on the age, weight, gender, capability of exercise and their overall general health (“Vital signs”, 2019, para 1). A normal adult body temperature, when taken orally, can range from 36.4 – 37.5 degrees Celsius. The normal respiration rate for an adult at rest is usually around 12 to 18 breaths per minute (BPM) but a respiration rate under 12 or over 25 BPM while resting may be considered as abnormal. It is also important to take note if the patient is having any trouble breathing. An adult resting heart rate is considered normal within the ranges of 60 to 100 beats per minute. Normally, when a patient has a lower heart rate at rest it can suggest the patient has a heart function that is competent and better cardiovascular fitness (Edward R. Laskowski, M.D., 2019, para 1). For an adult at rest, a healthy blood pressure is considered to have readings of 120/80 mm Hg. If the reading has a systolic pressure of 120-139 and a diastolic pressure of 80-89, it should be closely monitored as it can be considered a high blood pressure also known as “prehypertension” (Marta M