A 20-year-old woman complains of difficulty breathing and the feeling of a lump in her throat approximately 10 minutes after being stung by

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A 20-year-old woman complains of difficulty breathing and the feeling of a lump in her throat approximately 10 minutes after being stung by a wasp. Your assessment reveals that she is anxious, is in obvious respiratory distress, and has hives covering her arms and legs. Further assessment reveals diffuse wheezing, a blood pressure of 80/50 mm Hg, and a heart rate of 120 beats/min. You should:

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Sophia 4 months 2022-01-03T01:28:12+00:00 2 Answers 0 views 0

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    2022-01-03T01:29:12+00:00

    Answer: inject pt with Epipen into the middle of her outer thigh

    Explanation:

    she’s having an anaphalctic reaction to the wasp sting

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    2022-01-03T01:29:22+00:00

    Answer:

    apply oxygen via nonrebreathing mask, start an IV with normal saline, and administer 1 mg of epinephrine 1:10,000 via IV push

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