case study 1 full.docx - Summary The key people in this case are two paramedics two EMTs a trauma surgeon a lab Technician an ambulance driver and me

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Summary: The key people in this case are two paramedics, two EMTs, a trauma surgeon, a lab Technician, an ambulance driver, and me the nurse. The paramedics have been called for a terrible three car pile-up accident on the interstate. Several people are trapped in their cars. One victim is dead, another victim survived with minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital by an ambulance. Two remaining patients are suffering from multiple injuries to their head, chest and limbs. They are in my emergency room frequently. When the paramedics came in to ER, I noticed that they were covered in blood, exhausted and shaken. But they should not be like this because this is their job. They should be appropriately dressed in their profession. One patient eventually dies in the CPR, and the other patient is seen by a trauma surgeon. The next day when I was checking the chart, I noticed that the patient tested positive for HIV. A few moments later, the paramedic came with another patient, settled the patient and came to my nurse’s desk and asked me how the yesterday patient was doing. At this situation, I am not sure how to answer him as I found out about his lab results. Following ethics I need to give an appropriate answer to the paramedic. Analysis: This situation is a perfect example of ethical dilemma. Ethics force us to use reason and logic to answer different questions concerning life, death, and everything in between. Ethics teach us what is right or wrong in society (Fremgen, pg 9, 2016). In the emergency room when they perform CPR they did not know that the patient wanted it or not. However, most healthcare practitioners, other than physicians, will not be able to make life and death decision about their
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patients. When making ethical decisions, it must be always objective. In contrast, healthcare
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  • Spring '10
  • DR.XINFAN

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