39. You respond to a college campus for a young male who is acting strangely. After law enforcement has secured the scene, you enter the patient’s dorm room and find him sitting on the edge of the bed; he appears agitated. As you approach him, you note that he has dried blood around both nostrils. He is breathing adequately, his pulse is rapid and irregular, and his blood pressure is 200/110 mm Hg. Treatment forthis patient includes:A. requesting a paramedic to administer naloxone (Narcan).B. assisting his ventilations with a bag-mask device.C. asking law enforcement to place handcuffs on the patient. D. attempting to calm him and giving him oxygen if tolerated.40. In an apparent suicide attempt, a 19-year-old female ingested a full bottle of amitriptyline (Elavil). At present, she is conscious and alert and states that she swallowed the pills approximately 30 minutes earlier. Her blood pressure is 90/50 mm Hg, her pulse is 140 beats/min and irregular, and her respirations are 22 breaths/min with adequate depth. When transporting this patient, you should be MOST alert for:41. You are dispatched to a local nursery for a 39-year-old female who is sick. When you arrive, you find the patient lying on the floor. She is semiconscious, has copious amounts of saliva coming from her mouth, and is incontinent of urine. You quickly feel her pulse and note that it is very slow. Initial management for this patient should include:42. Atropine sulfate and pralidoxime chloride are antidotes for:43. A patient who presents with rapid breathing, nausea and vomiting, ringing in theears, and a high fever should be suspected of ingesting a significant quantity of:A. cocaine. B. aspirin. C. Tylenol. D. ibuprofen.44. An overdose on acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, will MOST likely cause:
45. Which of the following statements regarding the Salmonellabacterium is correct?46. A 3-year-old female ingested several leaves from a plant in the living room. The child’s mother is not sure what type of plant it is, stating that she bought it simply because it was pretty. After completing your initial assessment of the child, you should:
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