You are dispatched to a residential neighborhood for a patient who fell in a snowbank roughly two hours ago. You arrive on scene and find a 65 Y/O female lying supine in a snowbank on the sidewalk. You are unable to detect a pulse or respirations, but the patient moves to verbal stimuli.
- Pulse: Undetectable
- Respirations: Undetectable
- Blood pressure: 94/58 mmHg
- Eyes: 6 mm
- LOC: Verbal stimuli
- Lung sounds: Clear bilaterally
- Skin: Pale, cold and waxy
If you cannot detect a pulse or respirations for a hypothermic patient, but they are able to move, you should:
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