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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.[1][2] This is a key component during a rapid trauma assessment.


The parts of the mnemonic are:[2]

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  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b Taber, Clarence Wilbur; Venes, Donald (2009). Taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary. F A Davis Co. p. 579. ISBN 0-8036-1559-0.