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- Administer oxygen
- Check a pulse ox
- Check capillary refill
- Listen to their lung sounds
The patient will get oxygen first. This patient needs to have their oxygen saturation percentage assessed too, but if they are hypoxic you will give oxygen, same with listening to their lung sounds or checking capillary refill, the first line treatment is to give them oxygen. So give the Os first then assess. (I know this seems different than ADPIE, but consider this: have you assessed that they are having a difficult time breathing? Yes. All other assessments are additional and take more time when your first assessment told you what you needed to do first).
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