You are the triage nurse and have one bed available in the ED. Which patient do you bring back first?

 

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- Hypotension, tachycardia, and lethargy

- Febrile, tachycardia, and vomiting

- Abdominal pain, hypertensive and constipated

- Dizziness with normal vital signs

Rationale

The hypotensive tachycardia patient is concerning for hypovolemia or shunting, especially with lethargy. All other patients are stable.

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