You are working in the emergency department as the triage nurse tonight. Which of the following patients would be classified as medium/yellow/priority 2? Select all that apply.

 

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- Facial weakness

- Chest pain

- Wrist fracture

- Fever of 103.2

- SBP 168/95

Rationale

Medium/yellow/priority patients presenting in the emergency department can wait 1-2 hours to be seen. While their concerns necessitate prompt treatment, patients with traumas, strokes, heart attacks, and so forth will be prioritized over them. A patient presenting with facial weakness wout need require a stroke to be ruled out, and chest pain would require myocardial infaraction to be ruled out. These would be prioritized over a slightly hypertensive patient, febrile patient, and someone with a wrist fracture.

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