You have a patient who has fallen out of a tree stand and has an obvioud deformity to the right upper leg. What is the priority for this patient?

 

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- Stabilize the right leg

- Placing the patient in traction

- Give the patient oxygen

- Administer morphine

Rationale

The most import thing for this patient is stabilizing the right leg. If the leg is unstable, it is more likely to throw fat emboli, hurt like a mother trucker, and become more broken than it is currently. Everything else can wait on this patient until this step is taken.

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