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….
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 scene of an elderly patient in cardiac arrest. The patient was found in bed by family members after he didn’t wake up for breakfast. On your arrival, the family had already taken the patient from the bed and started compressions for CPR on the floor, according to EMD directions given to them from the EMS dispatcher. While you move to the patient’s head to start ventilations with a BVM, your partner attaches the monitor to see the presenting rhythm, which is ventricular fibrillation.
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?