The Shocked Patient [Case #2]
She is tachycardic and and hypoxic on high flow oxygen.
Her blood pressure is only 85/42 and she is looking tired.
You strongly suspect a PE and are keen to confirm your diagnosis and continue her management.
Answer one question before attending the face-to-face teaching session. Add comments to answers already given if you think it's appropriate. The first part of teaching will be spent discussing this case:
What are the indications for thrombolysis?
Which drug would you use (including the dose) to thrombolyse a massive PE?
What might you expect to see on a bedside echocardiogram?
If she were to arrest what modification(s) should you make to the standard ALS algorithm?
What are the components of the Wells Score for PE?
How does a PE cause shock?