AVPU



A

Alert and oriented
  • The patient is alert and oriented to person, place, time and event. This is often abbreviated as A/Ox4.

V

Verbal
  • The patient responds to verbal stimuli.

P

Pain
  • The patient responds to painful stimuli with a purposeful or nonpurposeful movement.

U

Unresponsive
  • The patient does not respond to any stimuli.

AVPU is used for the primary survey/resuscitation section of patient assessments.


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