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Chief Complaint:

"My friend is unconscious"

Published: Sept. 16, 2017
Author: erinwiebe

You are called to an appartment building where a 24 y.o woman is unconscious at a party. Her friends called you, because they suspect she may have taken something over than the 4 cocktails they took together and some prescription medication one of the girls found in her mother's bedside table. You confirm that this medication is Dilaudid, but no one present knows how much your patient took. You make your way over to her and asses your patient, while checking her airway, where you find, and with a gloved hand remove a patch that has "fentanyl -25ug/h- fentanyl" written on it. You then check respiration and pulse where you note she has slow pulse, is breathing at 6/min and her pupils are 2.0 mm.


What intervention would you do next?

  • Ventilatory assistance with an oropharyngeal airway
  • Narcan 0.4-2 mg
  • Ventilatory assistance after rapid sequence intubation
  • Ventilatory assistance with a nasopharyngeal airway
  • Check blood glucose
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