Vucage Emergency Care, 11th Edition Discussion and illustration of the [ Pediatric Assessment Triangle have been updated to conform to the latest American Association of Pediatrics standards. Bleeding and Shock Chapter Read more Read less. An edtiion emphasis on the safety of EMTs in the patient compartment of the ambulance. The Trauma module begins with a chapter on bleeding and shock; continues with chapters on soft-tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and injuries to the head and spine; and ends with a chapter on caring for multiple-trauma patients. In this module, all of the steps of the assessment and their application to different types of trauma and medical patients, plus the skills of measuring vital signs, taking a patient history, communication, and documentation, are explained and illustrated.
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Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. Upon arrival, the patient is 1 pale, sweaty, and seems short of breath. The patient is angry with his daughter for calling He says that he had some spicy sausage for breakfast and has indigestion. Which of the following is an appropriate means of getting the patient the care he needs?
Inform the patient that if he does not agree to treatment, you will have to take him against his will because he has a potentially life-threatening problem. Try to find out why the patient does not want to go to the hospital. Tell the patient that his chest pain is most likely caused by his diet, have him take an antacid, and go to bed. An EMT who takes — or even threatens to take — a competent adult patient against his will could be violating numerous laws.
If the cause of the refusal can be determined, The EMT may be able to develop a strategy to persuade the patient to accept care and transportation to the hospital. The best tact for this is to clearly inform the patient of the potential for a serious medical condition, and the implications of refusing care.
This would not be consistent with the standard of care expected of an EMT; advising this patient against medical evaluation would not be appropriate. Which of the following is the BEST way to obtain consent for treatment?
A Act on implied consent. C Allow the patient to consent as an emancipated minor. Implied consent applies to unconscious patients and minors when a parent or guardian cannot be contacted. Since the injury is not life-threatening, it would be appropriate to take the time to contact a parent or guardian to seek approval for care. A year-old minor would most likely not be emancipated; consent would have to be obtained to treat him.
Another minor, even when related, cannot legally provide consent.
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