ALTERED MENTAL STATUS - Basic
1. Dispatched at 10:00 pm to the homeless shelter for a 54-year-old male who is behaving strangely.
Patient is agitated, pacing back and forth. Speech is somewhat slurred. Smell of alcohol.
October 25, 2016
Structures of the airway
Visceral pleura (inside) and parietal pleura (outside)
Phrenic nerve in diaphragm
Alveoli lie in alveolar sac, fluid called surfactant
EMT-Basic Cardiac Scenarios
1:1 Dispatched to the county courthouse for a 68-year-old male complaining of chest pain
Male sitting on bench; pale, sweaty and appears to be short of breath
Alert and oriented to person, place
Inadequate Perfusion Shock
Etiologies of Shock
o Decrease in blood volume or plasma volume (cuts)
o Results in decreased preload (blood in the right atrium), stroke volume, and
o Vasoconstriction First stage of
EMT-Basic Respiratory Scenarios
1:1 Dispatched to private residence for 52-year-old female with respiratory distress
Female sitting on couch in tripod position in obvious respiratory distress
AVPU: alert and oriented x 3
1. Dispatched at 3:30 pm to a summer camp for a 14-year-old female who is complaining of abdominal pain.
Patient is lying on cot in nurses office with a knee drawn up to her stomach. She looks pale and uncomfortable.
1. Dispatched at 2:00 pm to residence of a 34 year-old female with abdominal pain
Patient is lying in bed on side with knees drawn up
Alert and oriented to person, place and time
EMT-Basic Allergic Reaction
1. It is 7:00 pm when you are called to the home of a 58-year-old female for allergic reaction
Patient is sitting at kitchen table obviously distressed
Alert and oriented to person, place and ti
Dispatch: 70 year old male at McDonald's complaining of headache
Scene is safe, no additional patients, no obvious MOI or NOI
General Immpression: Patient looks confused, and is sitting in a booth with a
cheeseburger in front of him. Chief complain
You are called to the scene where a 60-year old man has been burned in a
house fire. Apparently he fell asleep on the couch while smoking a cigarette.
He has partial and full thickness burns to the anterior surface of his neck, chest