Trial SAQ exam: 'cardio' by Valerie Astle

You are taking part in a trial exam created by Valerie Astle. There are 5 SAQs in this exam (30 minutes).

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This SAQ is worth 26 marks

A 42 year old man has a witnessed collapse whilst sitting in the waiting room. Witnesses say he clutched his chest and then collapsed. You arrive with the emergency department resuscitation team. He is apnoeic and pulseless. The patient has been moved to the resuscitation room.

Question 1.
Complete the VF algorithm below, provide details in the relevant boxes. (16 marks)

View attached:   Attachment 1

Complete the attached algorithm



Question 2.
If the patient has Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC), is haemodynamically stable but is still unconscious (GCS 3), what are two (2) key issues to be addressed prior to the patient leaving the emergency department? Include two (2) examples of how to do this in each issue. (6 marks)

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Question 3.
List four (4) tasks to complete after the patient has left the emergency department. (4 marks)


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This SAQ is worth 26 marks

A 42 year old man has a witnessed collapse whilst sitting in the waiting room. Witnesses say he clutched his chest and then collapsed. You arrive with the emergency department resuscitation team. He is apnoeic and pulseless. The patient has been moved to the resuscitation room.

Question 1.
Complete the VF algorithm below, provide details in the relevant boxes. (16 marks)

View attached:   Attachment 1



Question 2.
If the patient has Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC), is haemodynamically stable but is still unconscious (GCS 3), what are two (2) key issues to be addressed prior to the patient leaving the emergency department? Include two (2) examples of how to do this in each issue. (6 marks)



Question 3.
List four (4) tasks to complete after the patient has left the emergency department. (4 marks)