1. What are some adverse patient reactions to organic debris? 2. How should instruments be treated to keep bioburden from drying on them before they arrive in the sterile processing….
As the most experienced AEMT on scene, what should you do now?
1.After you determine that the scene is safe, you approach the vehicles. You are met by a patient who approaches you and states that he and his wife were inside vehicle 1. Their vehicle is an SUV with minor front-end damage. The driver, a 25-year-old man, states that they were on their way to the hospital because his wife is in labor when a man on a motorcycle passed them and hit the car ahead of them. The woman, who is 27 years old and obviously pregnant, states she is having contractions that are 10 minutes apart. She states says her abdomen is hurting, but she has never been in labor before. Her husband denies any pain or complaints. Both patients are alert and oriented, deny any loss of consciousness, and state they were restrained.
a. As the most experienced AEMT on scene, what should you do now?
b. What should you instruct your partner to do?