Previously on the blog, we brought you a post with four scenarios for your Ambulance Operations class. While we gave you some some gnarly details about creating elaborate moulage, we didn’t offer you the specific data (BP, pulse, medications, etc.) that your teaching aides need to run the scenario from start to finish.
In this series, we’ll bring you valid ALS scenarios that include everything you’ll need to run the simulation: from primary complaint and vital signs, to the curveball that will challenge your students’ expectations.
For our first installment, we’ve got a good ol’ case of chest pain:\
Female Cardiac Scenario
Chief Complaint: Chest Pain
Category: Cardiac, ECG Interpretation
Information provided by dispatch: “A 60 yo female chest pain and/or mid back pain.”
Signs & Symptoms: Chest discomfort
Medications: Nitroglycerin, altace, HCTZ, Labetalol*
Prior History: MI x 6 months, 2 stents
Last Oral Intake: 2 hours at McDonalds
Events: Walking home
Radiation: Upper back
Time: 15 minutes ago
Click below to download the full scenario: