EMS Care Chapter 25 | Hematologic emergencies start with an introduction to the topic and have presentations that cover details on the human blood, the diseases, emergencies, and how to deal with the same. We subsequently explore in-depth the following lessons:
Core Concepts covered :
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Next, move on to secondary assessment where you can systematically examine the patient. While doing so, focus on major joints at which cells congregate. Also, evaluate and document mental status using the AVPU scale.
Further, obtain a complete set of vital signs, including oxygen saturation level.
In addition, remember, the normal sickle cell crisis vital signs are:
Use a pulse oximeter, if available, to monitor oxygen saturation, but be aware that the reading may be inaccurate due to the patient’s anemic state.
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