You are nurse in the intensive care unit. Your patient is a 68 year old with severe COPD. He was admitted about an hour ago after coming to the emergency department with shortness of breath. Despite all of the usual interventions, he remains severely short of breath. The decision has been made to intubate him and anesthesia has been paged. He suddenly gasps a few times and stops breathing. You quickly glance at the monitor. He remains in sinus tachycardia and you can feel a reasonable strong radial pulse. He is unresponsive.
about 3–5 minutes
Question 1 of 5
Which of the following should you do?
Question 2 of 5
This patient is in respiratory arrest, but maintaining a pulse. He should be ventilated
Question 3 of 5
Although you are managing to ventilate him utilizing a bag valve mask, the recommendation for a BVM is that it be utilized by
Question 4 of 5
His airway should be maintained using what maneuver?
Question 5 of 5
The goal oxygen saturation for this patient is:
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