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DCAP-BTLS is an mnemonic acronym to remember specific soft tissue injuries to look for during a person's assessment after a traumatic injury. This is a key component during a rapid trauma assessment.
The parts of the mnemonic are:
- Deformities & Discolorations
- Crepitus & Contusions
- Abrasion & Avulsion
- Penetrations & Punctures
- Burns & Bruising
- Tenderness & Temperature
- Swelling & Symmetry
- Ed Dickinson; Dan Limmer; O'Keefe, Michael F.; Grant, Harvey D.; Bob Murray (2008). Emergency Care (11th Edition). Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice Hall. pp. 251–3. ISBN 0-13-500524-8.
- Taber, Clarence Wilbur; Venes, Donald (2009). Taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary. F A Davis Co. p. 579. ISBN 0-8036-1559-0.
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