Posted by Amy on .
You are called to the scene of a 25-year-old female who is unconscious. Her husband suspects she may have overdosed on an unknown drug. He is visibly upset and may have been crying. How should you handle the husband upon arrival?
A. Ask him to step out of the room so you can treat the patient.
B. Immediately question him about allergies and medical history.
C. Reassure him that you are going to take good care of his wife.
D. Tell him you are going to have to call the police department.
I see only one possible answer. What do YOU think it is?
Note that the question asks how you would handle the husband.
the answer i would say has to be reassuring him that you are going to take good care of his wife.
If husband mentally-emotional fit, ask him SAMPLE QUESTIONS after treating wife's life threats. Have partner take husb. to other room to ask questions while you assess wife and provide immediate interventions. Call med direction and poison control. Check vitals.