Quote from d00d00butter
Question for nurses. Let's say you are a med surge nurse walking down the hallway of your hospital and around the corner is the ED entrance. A man, who is not a patient, walking in front of you suddenly grabs his chest and collapses to the ground. He is short of breath and states he has chest pain. What do you do? Would you do anything different if he were a current patient?
You follow your companies policy for visitor down. What ever that is. Don't leave the patient unless you have no choice to call for help.
You call for help!!! and initiate BLS/CPR if they are pulseless. All hospital workers are educated in CPR. Tell anyone you see to go around the corner and get the ED for help! ask the same basic questions you would ask anyone else....what is your name? how old are you? what medical history do you have? what meds are they on....do they have allergies? Where is the pain and does if radiate? By that time help is there.
Why do you ask?