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Case Study: ER

Name: Yhanna Rodriguez
Date: 4/20/2018
Answer the questions based on your understanding of the Case Study provided below.

A patient is admitted to the ER after a car accident. He has SOB, tachycardia, and cyanosis. He
needed CPR at the scene of the accident. At the ER, the patient is stabilized, his Hx is taken, and he
is treated. The doctor prescribes pain medication to be given TID for five days then BID until it runs
out.

1. What medical treatment was given at the scene of the accident?

At the scene of the accident the only medical treatment given to the patient was CPR.

2. What part of the hospital was the patient taken to?

The patient was taken to the Emergency Room.

3. In non-technical language, describe the signs that the patient had when he arrived at the
hospital.

When the patient arrived at the hospital he was experiencing shortness of breath, abnormally
fast heartbeat, and bluish discoloration of the skin, which could be caused either from poor
circulation or insufficient oxygenation of the blood.

4. How often is the pain medication to be given to the patient?

The patient is to be given pan medication three times a day for the first five days and then two
times a day until the medicine is done.

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