You arrive on the scene and find a 46-year-old male patient who is complaining of shortness of…

You arrive on the scene and find a
46-year-old male patient who is complaining of shortness of breath and chest
discomfort after exercising on the treadmill at the gym. The patient is alert
and oriented. His respirations are 22 per minute with a good tidal volume. His
radial pulse is 102 bpm and the skin is pale, cool, and clammy. He states that
the pain started about 15 minutes prior to the end of his workout. It got so
bad he had to stop working out. He felt light-headed and nauseated. He has had
no relief in the pain and he reports that it continues to worsen. He describes
the pain as a “
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You arrive on the scene and find a
46-year-old male patient who is complaining of shortness of breath and chest
discomfort after exercising on the treadmill at the gym. The patient is alert
and oriented. His respirations are 22 per minute with a good tidal volume. His
radial pulse is 102 bpm and the skin is pale, cool, and clammy. He states that
the pain started about 15 minutes prior to the end of his workout. It got so
bad he had to stop working out. He felt light-headed and nauseated. He has had
no relief in the pain and he reports that it continues to worsen. He describes
the pain as a “tightening” feeling in the middle of his chest. He states he
also feels an achingtype pain down the medial aspect of both arms. The pain is
an 8 on a 1-to-10 scale, with 10 being the worst. It has now been approximately
30 minutes since the onset of the pain. His blood pressure is 138/92 mmHg, and
his SpO2 is 95% on room air. He has no previous significant medical history and
takes no medication. He denies any allergies. He had a sports drink about 45
minutes prior to your arrival.

1. What medications might you
consider administering in this patient? 2. What medication would the patient
possibly have on his person? 3. What are the forms of the medications that you
would possibly administer to this patient? 4. Why are those forms of
medications used? 5. What information must you understand about the medication
prior to administering it? 6. What are the possible ways to obtain an order for
the medication from medical direction? 7. What are the five “rights” you would
check prior to administering the medication?

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