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9-1-1 Scenario: Heart Problems

Listen to the audio clip and then test yourself by answering the following questions.

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1:  After listening to the call, would you consider this a true emergency?
A: True
B: False

2:  Why does the patient present with changes to her respirations, pulse, and level of consciousness?
A: Chest pain
B: Irregular heart rhythm
C: Cardiac arrest
D: Recent hospitalization

3:  Does the patient have a significant change to her level of consciousness?
A: Yes
B: No

4:  What can you conclude from the patient's history that this patient may have an underlying medical problem?
A: No cardiac history because the husband states that there is no heart history
B: She does not have a change to her skin color.
C: This is an isolated problem of "fibrillations."
D: The patient recently was hospitalized for 20-days and was sent home with new medicines.

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