Mrs Popast is an 82 year old woman who was struck by a car going 30kph while she was crossing the road on the way home from the grocery store. She was brought to the ED by EMS. She arrived in the ED on a back board and with a collar. Her vital signs are 120/70, HR 92, Sat 100%, and she’s on a re-breather mask. She is awake and responding to your questions though not coherently. She seems disoriented, and she is complaining of “pain everywhere” and “I can’t breathe!”
Answer the questions below in the space provided.
- How do you interpret her vital signs?
- What orders would you write for this patient?
- What are her most likely injuries?