Originally Posted by suzanne
It is not necessary to be so rude guys. I'll try to help you.
1. I think shaking him would be dangerous because of the risk of fractures. To me, none of the alternatives is correct. The correct one should be the one about the pulse. So, between these alternatives I would choose the one of the aromas.
2. None. First of all, you don't have to intubate him...why should you??? As a member of the triage team you can do only a limited number of actions, like trying to stop the bleeding. The tourniquet is used only if you, as a member of the triage team, see the amputation of the limb inevitable.
3. The mortality from GI bleeding is about 10% in the USA. Well...the values of RBC and Hb in CBC are significative in a case with acute and abundant bleeding. In chronic GI bleedings usually it is present an hipocromic anaemia.
4. Define child!!!!
1-8 years old...you start with the CPR and keep on for 2 minutes
But, how to distinguish an 8 years old child from a 10-11 years child...? Anyway, it is crucial to call 911, because a paramedical team has the necessary equipment and drugs to cope with the situation.
Thank you Suzanne for taking seriously my concern. You were absolutely helpful
. I totally agree with your answers.