what would you do in this situation

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    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?
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    Edit: would there be a difference in what a LPN or RN should do in this situation?
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    Pull my camera phone out, film it and put it on the internet.

    For goodness sake!
    sharpeimom, GrnTea, Guttercat, and 10 others like this.
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    Is this for real?

    Regardless of who you are (nurse, doctor, environmental, transport, etc) you get his @$$ to the E.R. or call for help if you can't.
    KelRN215, NutmeggeRN, workingmama77, and 2 others like this.
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    I work in the ED. I'd be on the phone with my charge nurse to let her know I was bringing in a chest pain pt. I would hope our med-surg nurses would do the same.
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    Also like to add to the scenario that the person collapsed on the floor and can't move
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    Call a MET team then and they can help transport.
    RNperdiem likes this.
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    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?
    GrnTea, 0.adamantite, AJJKRN, and 1 other like this.
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    Based on other posts this might've been an interview question.
    poppycat, Esme12, ~*Stargazer*~, and 1 other like this.
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    I was thinking home work.....but interview would do...
    Quote from emtb2rn
    Based on other posts this might've been an interview question.
    sharpeimom and Esme12 like this.


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