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Scenario: Panic Attack with Friend


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Scenario Overview:
You are sitting with your friend, who has got anxiety. They suddenly have a trigger and they start to have a panic attack next to you. They are all flustered, confused and worried
Difficulty:
First Aider Easy
How the scenario should progress:
The casualty by the end will recover
Patient 1:
Name: William Fordon    Age: 19    Sex: Male
Medication: None
Allergies: None
Past medical/family/social history: Anxiety
Findings on examination: Anxious patient. Complaining of: - Feeling faint - Feeling sick - Worry - Confusion The patient is very disoriented from what you can see. They have had a few before, never in front of anyone making them feel that little bit more nervous.
Possible treatment from first aiders: To help them to do breathing techniques such as squared breathing and also to reassure them that they are safe and that they will be ok.
Time after start: Immediate 2 mins 4 mins
Response: Disorientated Getting better Normal
Breathing? Fast Slowing Average
Respirations: Fast Slowing Average
Pulse: High Lowering Average



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Scenario submitted by: Anonymous