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What would be at least two critical interventions the AEMT should take now, before continuing on with the assessment of the patient?
1.You are called to the home of a 30-year-old male patient who is complaining of respiratory distress. On arrival to the home, you are escorted into the living room, where you see an obese patient lying on a hospital bed. Your primary survey reveals that the patient is in acute respiratory distress, with shallow breathing. The patient has an altered mental status, the pulse is tachycardic, peripheral perfusion is poor, and your partner reports no alveolar breath sounds on auscultation. The pulse oximeter displays a reading of 82 percent on room air.
a. Based on this brief history and presentation, would this patient be classified as a high or low priority? Support your answer with facts taken from the scenario.
b. What would be at least two critical interventions the AEMT should take now, before continuing on with the assessment of the patient?