you are called to a nursing home for an 85-year-old patient complaining of abdominal pain. The patient has a history of dementia and cannot describe the pain to you. The nurse states the patient has ...
... been vomiting dark coffee ground emesis for about an hour. His blood pressure is 90/40, pulse 100, and respiratory rate of 24. Why should the EMT use an oxygen mask with caution? a. the oxygen will cause the patient to start vomiting again b. the patient may hyperventilate c. the patient may go unresponsive d. the patient cannot clear any additional emesis
The EMT use an oxygen mask with caution because the patient may hyperventilate.
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