A cardiac arrhythima.
Acute pulmonary edema.
Increased cardiac output.
The associated severe pain.
Instruct him to hold his breath for as long as he comfortably can.
Immediately reapply the oxygen mask and reassess his condition.
Advise him to exhale forcefully to ensure medication absorption.
Allow him to breath room air and assess his oxygen saturation.
Normal breath sounds.
Abnormal breath sounds.
Disminished breath sounds.
An absense of breath sounds.
Has chest discomfort that is unrelieved by rest.
Took a maximum of two doses prior to EMS arrival
Has a systolic blood pressure of less than 100 mm Hg.
Has a history of medication-controlled hypertension.
A coronary artery is totally occluded by plaque.
One or more coronary arteries suddenly spasm.
Myocardial oxygen supply exceeds the demand
Myocardial oxygen demand exceeds the supply.
Not assessing for a pulse after a shock is delivered.
Negligence of the part of the manufacturer.
Failing to deliver a shock when one was needed.
Failure of the AED's internal computer chip
Lower airway infection
Place her in a recumbent position to facilitate breathing.
Contact medical control and administer an antihistamine.
Determine if she has been prescribed a beta-agonist inhaler.
Call medical control and ask how to proceed with treatment.
Rales and rhonchi.
Improve the chance of CPR being successful in resuscitation.
Cause a rapid decrease in the heart rate of an unstable patient.
Stop the chaotic disorganized contraction of the cardiac cells.
Prevent asystole from deteriorating into ventricular fibrillation.
Angina usually occurs after a myocardial infarction.
Most patients with chest pain are experiencing an AM.
The cause of the pain cannot be diagnosed in the field.
Angina and a myocardial infarction presents identically.
Assisted ventilations with a BVM device and a rapid medical assessment.
Oxygen via a nonrebreathing mask and a focused history and physical exam.
Positive pressure ventilations and immediate transport to the closest hospital
Oxygen via a nasal cannula, vital signs, and prompt transport to the hospital
Inspiration and expiration
Ventilation and diffusion
Diffusion and oxygen oxygenation
Oxygenation and ventilation
Assess the effectiveness of the bystander's CPR
Quickly attach the AED and push the analyze button
Have the bystander's stop CPR and assess the patient
Request a ASL unit and quickly attach the AED
Assess for a carotid pulse
Immediately resume CPR
Reanalyze the cardiac rhythm
Transport the patient at once
Reanalyze the patient's cardiac rhythm
Perform CPR and transport immediately
Immediately assess the patient's airway
Determine if a palpable pause is present
Encourage to the patient to chew the tablet to increase it's effectivness
Wait 15 minutes and reassess the BP prior to administering another dose
Administer the medication sublingually and allow it to dissolve or absorb
Place the medication under the tongue and have the patient swallow it