You are a Paramedic, arriving at the scene and find the patient in respiratory distress and alongside them is a support worker/translator.
Obtain a patient history (CC, SAMPLE, OPQRST)
Assess vital signs and conduct a respiratory system assessment using the Physical Exam tool
Interpret assessment findings
Prepare and administer treatment as appropriate using the Orders tool
Be sure to Adapt your communication style to pediatric population AND foreign language.
Simulation Modality:Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient
This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.
Keywords:128pe, PCS Spark
La Rivière P. Patient with difficulty breathing. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from https://simulationcanada.ca/scenario/patient-with-difficulty-breathing/.Copy Citation
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Undergraduate / post-secondary
Fields / Disciplines:
Emergency / trauma