A 17-year-old woman presents with acute abdominal pain while at a party with her husband. You arrive at the scene, assess the patient, and advise her of the need for EMS treatment and transport. However, the patient, who is conscious and alert, refuses EMS treatment and transport and states that her husband will transport her in his car. You should:
advise her of the potential risks of refusing EMS treatment and transport.
A 39-year-old man with severe dehydration requires IV fluid therapy to treat his condition. The patient is conscious, alert, and oriented to person, place, time, and event. You should:
ask him if you can start an IV and explain the reason for the IV as well as the potential risks of IV therapy.
A 40-year-old man presents with bizarre behavior. His speech is slurred and he is very belligerent. His blood glucose level is 35 mg/dL. The patient tells you to get out of his house. You should:
remain professional and advise the patient that he is not legally capable of refusing EMS treatment.
A DNR order is MOST accurately defined as a:
written order designed to tell health care providers when resuscitation is or is not appropriate.
A legal obligation of public and certain other ambulance services to respond to a call for help in their jurisdiction is called:
A Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) would MOST likely apply to a patient:
with impending pulmonary failure but who is not in cardiac arrest