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- by ggestano2002 Feb 11Which patient will be prioritize first: an asthmatic patient who is dyspnic or an MI patient who came in to ED who is unresponsive? Which is which... ABC or CAB?
- Feb 11 by St_ClaireWhich one can't breathe?
- Feb 11 by zanedeeDepends on the situation. On that one, you have to follow CAB and get to the MI patient first.
- Feb 11 by k.durham91NCLEX is currently ABC because they haven't updated the questions. They are updating in April when I'm guessing it will switch to CAB. I didn't have any "who would you see first" questions that were that tricky. They were obvious.
- Feb 11 by Kara RN BSNQuote from ggestano2002The nurse has to see the most unstable patient first...although dyspneic the asthmatic is still breathing. MI patient would be my priority.Which patient will be prioritize first: an asthmatic patient who is dyspnic or an MI patient who came in to ED who is unresponsive? Which is which... ABC or CAB?
- Feb 11 by BostonFNPAcute MS change is always number one.
- Feb 11 by Sun0408The MI pt, the asthmatic pt is still breathing.
- Feb 11 by itsnoworneverMI pt. he's the one that unresponsive.
Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
- Feb 11 by LateBloomerGirlMI pt is the priority.
- Feb 12 by BlueEyedGuyAnother way to think about it is Acute (unstable) vs. Chronic (stable). Asthma patients an often dyspenic (chronic), and unresponsive MI is very acute and unstable; if you doesn't act, asystole is the most stable ECG rhythm.
This framework doesn't fit perfectly here, but it's worth remembering.