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Scenario: Screwdriver CPR


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Scenario Overview:
This scenario is about getting people to have a bit of a think in a less standard resus situation. The patient is not breathing and has a screwdriver impaled in the centre of their chest. The first aiders have been called in to the house by a relative. It's not entirely clear how the screwdriver ended up in the patient's chest.
Difficulty:
First Aider Moderate
How the scenario should progress:
You need to give the first aiders enough time to think through what they are going to do. It's probable that it won't be a perfect resus but helps people remember that it's unlikely to always be 'straightforward'.
Patient 1:
Name: Jonathan Burke    Age: About 60    Sex: Male
Medication: None Known
Allergies: None Known
Past medical/family/social history: The family member tells you that the patient is usually fit and well.
Findings on examination: Not breathing. Bleeding from wound where screwdriver has entered chest. No other significant injuries will be found.
Possible treatment from first aiders: Primary survey. Work out how best to do CPR. Get help.
Time after start: O mins
Response: U
Airway: Yes
Breathing? No



Tips for the patient actors:
A CPR doll is ideal for this one. If you can find a screw driver handle (perhaps a toy one) and attach it to the chest and add some fake blood this will help add to the scenario.

Scenario submitted by: Anonymous