Quote from Triddin
although A few pieces of assessment data could make me change my mind, if I saw a mass pool of blood, I would prioritize finding the source of the bleed.
Right!! If there is obvious bleeding you need to address A C B. In the situation of the OP, I would have to read the full content of the question but you still need to maintain an airway for about 99% of all nursing school
test questions anyway.
If the question read something like, Farmer Joe arrives to your ED with his RLE amputated from the knee down. He is able to tell you his full name and describes what happened on his farm today. His vitals are WNL. What is the priority?
A. Establish a patent airway
B. Establish a large bore IV
C. Call the ortho trauma MD on call
D. Control the bleeding
The answer is D.
If the question reads something to the effect that Farmer Joe fell off his tractor and has a large hematoma on his head and you notice crepitus in his chest. He is pale, diaphoretic and only speaking in one word answers and only states, "tired" my answer would be