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Question:

When entering a patient’s room and finding out that patients are not responsive and don’t have a pulse. The nursing assistant immeditely turns on the emergency response system, then what should the nurse aid do?

A Perform chest compressions at 30 compressions followed by two breaths
Explaination

It is essential to immediately begin providing CPR after the nursing assistant activates the emergency response system. Keeping the blood flowing through the body is also very significant. Rescue breaths are only essential if the patient is not breathing but they still have a pulse. Moving a patient over to their side should occur after the patient has regained consciousness. Screaming for help as loud as possible does nothing as the emergency response system has already been activated. Some healthcare facilities have specific protocols in the event of an emergency where the nursing aid only performs the chest compressions until the emergency team arrives.