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Which of the following is the highest priority patient?



A. 57-year old male with chest pain and systolic BP of 80?
B. 40-year old female with moderate pain from a leg injury.
C. 75-year old male who appears confused but responds to commands.
D. 25-year old female in labor with contractions six minutes apart.

This question is part of EMT-B Practice Exam
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jan 08, 2020

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A. Daniels

A. Daniels, Professor, San Diego

Answered Apr 09, 2019

The correct answer to this question is B, a 57 year old male with chest pain and systolic BP of 80. Chest pains can be caused by a number of issues including a heart attack, panic attack, or cancer.Along with chest pain, the patient could have a number of other symptoms, including pain in the neck, shoulder, back, and jaw. Over 5% of emergency room visits are complaints of chest pains, but only 2% of these patients are sent home, which is why they have priority. Blood pressure is the...Read More
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jun 07, 2017

D. 25-year old female in labor with contractions six minutes apart.
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Nov 22, 2016

57-year old male with chest pain and systolic BP of 80?
 

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