EMT Basic Pharmacology. EMT 151 Spring 2006. Basic Pharmacology. Medications that the EMT Basic is allowed to administer by Oregon statute: Epinephrine 1:1,000 Activated charcoal Oxygen Aspirin Glucose. Pharmacology.
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You are dispatched to a report of a 52 y/o male c/o sudden onset chest pain while at rest. You arrive to find this anxious patient sitting on his couch. He is CAO PPTE, skin is pale and diaphoretic, B/P 152/94, HR 76, RR 30.
45 yo male, sitting in truck on side of road. Truck parked the wrong way on a small side street. Man is confused and tired looking. He repeatedly refuses any care. His speech is slurred and you notice nothing else remarkable about his appearance. When asked about where he is headed, he asks directions to Turner, over and over again. He cannot get his cigarette lighter to work and is frustrated.
You arrive at a home with an elderly woman who called you because she is having chest pain and is short of breath. She has no medication in the house and is otherwise very healthy. This has been going on for 30 minutes and is getting more uncomfortable.
Elderly man complaining of SOB. He has a history of COPD. All he wants is some oxygen and he will be fine. You give him some oxygen and he gets better. He assures you that if you leave the tank of oxygen, he will see his doctor tomorrow.
Your neighbor has eaten some lima beans by mistake. She is allergic to them and is now having hives all over her. She is very uncomfortable and itches badly. She asks you to help her with her epinephrine shot.
Are you comfortable with helping her with the shot?
A child at a T-ball game becomes Short of Breath after running the bases during a home run hit. He is wheezing terribly and laboring to breath. He has a proventil puffer and wishes help to use it. Mother is anxious and hands you the puffer.
Mr. Jones is feeling great. He is returning from a jog and has become SOB and has Chest Pain at 8/10 scale. He doesn’t understand this, he had a pre-marriage physical exam last month and at 84 years of age, he is “fit as a fiddle”.
What might you ask Mr. Jones before giving him any medication?