As a paramedic you respond to a call for a "man down." You arrive to find compression only CPR in progress by local police officers. The patient suddenly collapsed while walking down the street. His down time was approximately 5 minutes before police arrived. There are copious amounts of emesis in the patient's mouth.
about 3–5 minutes
Question 1 of 3
which of the following should you do first?
Question 2 of 3
The patient is very difficult to ventilate because of his anatomy. You cannot maintain a decent seal with the bag valve mask and are not achieving chest rise with many ventilations. You have only intubated twice before. Which of the following should you consider:
Question 3 of 3
Copious amounts of emesis is present in the mouth and nasopharynx. Prior to inserting an airway device you should;
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