Airway Or Circulation

  1. 0 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?
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    About ggestano2002, BSN, RN

    ggestano2002 has '14' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ER, Telemetry'. From 'Bacolod City Philippines'; Joined Dec '07; Posts: 46; Likes: 3.

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  4. Visit  St_Claire profile page
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    Which one can't breathe?
  5. Visit  zanedee profile page
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    Depends on the situation. On that one, you have to follow CAB and get to the MI patient first.
  6. Visit  k.durham91 profile page
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    NCLEX 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.
  7. Visit  KBICU profile page
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    Quote from ggestano2002
    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?
    The nurse has to see the most unstable patient first...although dyspneic the asthmatic is still breathing. MI patient would be my priority.
  8. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    Acute MS change is always number one.
  9. Visit  Sun0408 profile page
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    The MI pt, the asthmatic pt is still breathing.
  10. Visit  itsnowornever profile page
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    MI pt. he's the one that unresponsive.

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
  11. Visit  LateBloomerGirl profile page
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    MI pt is the priority.
  12. Visit  BlueEyedGuy profile page
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    Another 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.


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