EMT (Basic) You are dispatched to a local nursing home for a patient with difficulty breathing. Y...

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You are dispatched to a local nursing home for a patient with difficulty breathing. You respond priority as a basic life support unit and arrive on the scene. Upon entering the patient's room, you find two nurses standing over a seventy-year-old male patient lying supine in bed. His breathing is distressed and he is using his accessory muscles to breathe. The nurse advises you that when they were checking their patients they found him in respiratory distress. They also advise you that his respiratory rate is 34 and shallow, his oxygen saturation is 78 percent, and you notice that he is pale. You are wearing universal precautions and there is no indication of any scene safety issues. Your next move would be to

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  1. A
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    Place him on 12 liters per minute oxygen via a nonrebreather mask.
  2. B
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    Open his airway using a head-tilt, chin-lift .
  3. C
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    Ventilate the patient with a bag-valve mask.
  4. D
    Correct Answer
    Request an Advanced Life Support intercept.
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