Running head: PRIORITY PATIENTS
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C: Blood loss (20% of total blood) from a huge cut on the leg.
He is the priority number one patient as blood loose is vital and can become lifethreatening. The first aid approach would require the use of gloves and put on sterile dressing or
a clean piece of cloth on the open would on the leg to ensure that the blood loss becomes
controlled. Put direct pressure on the wound through the hands and continually reevaluate the
bleeding rate from the cut to establish whether there is a need for an additional sterile cloth to
become placed on top of the first cloth. However, since the wound is deep into the leg and to
avoid continued loss of blood above 20% which would become fatal, there is need to use
pressure bandage as we wait for the 911 team response. Then continue treating the victim for a
shock as the blood loses may lead to unresponsiveness and patient experiences shock.
B: Suspected spinal injuries from the blow. The victim is sitting on the driving seat
However, since the patient is seated on driver's seat, it’s difficult to ascertain the extent of
the injury. The best way would ensure that there is no continued movement by first holding still
the head to establish little movement, monitor the breathing rate, and be ready for a CPR as you
wait for the 911 response team.
A: Complete broken forearm and some small scratches on the arm.
The first aid process for the patient would involve first immobilizing the forearm, then
ask for transport, and while waiting for transport, ensure that the open wound inform of scratches
are treated. Apply RICE to the arm and, if needed, use a splint to pr...
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