Why are people saying “ectopic”? How do we know this isn’t just an appendicitis?So this is a wild one a few sma changes for patient privacy.
14 y/o female cc of ABD pain
ABC: airway clear and protecting, breathing effort normal with no difficulty, circulation okay on appearance and mental status= A&O x 4
ABD pain, specifically RLQ, sharp, w/ hip radiation
Allergic to penicillin based medication
Daily aspirin (doctor recommended)
History of unknown arrhythmias (parents didn't remember the name)
Last oral intake was a sandwich
Events leading was just reading a book
HR 115 (sinus) BP 168/91 O2 92% RR 12 BGL 140 and temp 98.7f
ECG preformed due to cardiac history which was normal sinus tachycardia
Mc Burney point positive
Transport started for possible appendicitis heading to a children's hospital less then 10min
Breathing sounded clear so started on 3lpm NC
Then medic told me to pull over and stop moving then I heard him use his side radio "patient CPR in progress" and he yelled drive so I started driving faster and I heard the lotus CPR machine and we arrived then the medic went in I parked and went in and medic was giving report while the room was full of people. We left shortly after and CPR was still in progress. Any ideas?
I’m an EMT student so I would appreciate explanations ❤️