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Read the following real-life situation. Then answer the questions that follow You and your EMT partner respond to a call at the Dauge Corporation. The dispatcher reports an unconscious male about 50 years of age. upon arrival at the scene, the patient’s secretary leads you into an office. Here you see a man lying on the floor next to his desk. “I heard Mr. Kilpatrick yell in pain about 4 or 5 minutes ago,” explains the secretary. “I rushed into his office, but he was already passed out on the floor.”You conduct an initial assessment of the patient and determine that he is unresponsive, apneic, and pulseless. An ALS team is en route.
1.What should be your first action?
2.What is the proper sequence for applying the AED?
3.What three components are required for quality CPR?
4.What should be your next action?
5.The ALS team informs you of an ETA of 15 minutes. What criteria should you use to determine the correct time for transporting the patient?
1.Have my partner start CPR
2. Have my partner continue CPR, turn on the AED, Remove the backing to the pads, Place one pad on the upper right chest, one on the lower left rib, Say “CLEAR” make sure everyone is clear , Press “ANALYZE”, When advised by the AED deliver a shock, immediately perform compressions, Perform CPR for 2 minutes (5 cycles).
3. High Quality Compressions with a rate of 100 per minute, Compression should not be interrupted for any longer than 10 seconds, Personnel should rotate through the position of compressor to prevent fatigue.
4. Perform CPR unless the patient wakes up, If not Continue to follow AED prompts, Gather additional information on the arrest events, Check the patients pulse during CPR to confirm the effectiveness of compressions, Direct the insertion of the airway adjunct, Direct Ventilation of the patient with high concentration oxygen, After 2 minutes of CPR,…...

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