Ok so we were standing by for a children's triathlon
Patient was dizzy, and felt like she would puke (she had just finished)
outside temp was 60
A+O times 4...quite nervous, crying-had her cramp in her left side-9 yrs old female
Breathing: very Fast , shallow...
So I saw a guy pass out yesterday. It was 90 degrees out, and he was sweating bullets. Anyway the EMTs got him on a strecher, then he woke up as he was riding to the rig. Was this a bad case of heat exhaustion? (these are the only signs ans symptoms I know, I wasnt there to assess.)
You arrive and the patient is complaining about a broken arm. Bystanders indicate that she took a very hard fall (fell and rolled/slid 100 ft down the somewhat steep trail). The patient indicates she has neck pain. (midline down the C-Spine)
Actions: C spine precations, head to toe...
ok then I am not allowed to take one (i can check with my captain, but i dont think i can take a BGL, just administer oral glucose, go figure) anyway so what signs and symptoms am I looking for? they seem similar to many symptoms. Is there a key indicator for hypoglycemia?