EMT (Basic) You are dispatched to a college dorm for a possible diabetic emergency. You respond p...

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You are dispatched to a college dorm for a possible diabetic emergency. You respond priority and arrive on scene. As you walk down the hallway, you observe a female whom you have previously treated for hypoglycemia secondary to diabetes talking and humming to herself. She is walking near the edge of a high balcony. Her roommates tell you that she has been behaving strangely all morning. In the scenario, your evaluation reveals that the patient's answers are incoherent and inappropriate, her blood pressure is 120/80, her pulse is 72, and her respirations are 12. Her blood glucose is 76. She does not refuse to be transported and allows you to lead her to the truck where you place her in a semi-Fowler position and secure her to the stretcher with the normal straps. She now tries to unfasten the straps and pushes your arm away. What should you do?

AnswerChoose the correct answer.Choose all that apply. Correct Partially correct Incorrect Don't Know

  1. A
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    Restrain her arms with soft restraints.
  2. B
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    Handcuff her hands to the middle strap.
  3. C
    Correct Answer
    Sandwich her between two backboards and secure her ankles to the board and her wrists above and to the side.
  4. D
    Correct Answer
    Contact medical control for permission to restrain.
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