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It is after midnight and you are dispatched to "laceration to the arm" you arrive to find a young man who tells you he was cut. you notice that his bleeding is controlled, and his vital signs are within acceptable ranges.As you apply dressing to his wound, another dispatch comes over radio for " unconscious assault victim, police officers on the scene." you are one block away. what do you do?
Sep 24, '13
by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
Are you in nursing school? What country are you in?
Nurses in the US for the most part are not out in the community. This is an emergent triage questions. I do not know the legalities in other countries and leaving the side of one patient for another.....in the US another ambulance would be called.
However...If you think about this according who needs the help the most with the highest acuity....about your ABC's ........which one appears less acute? The patient awake and alert with a superficial laceration?? or the patient beaten unconscious and possibly unable to maintain their airway?
Who needs the medical attention more?
Last edit by Esme12 on Sep 24, '13