Tension pneumothorax

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Honza and his friend Michal were free-riding on their bikes in Moravský kras. Michal overestimated himself, hit a stump at high speed and fell over the bike. Honza saw the whole scene and rushed to help him immediately. Michal is having trouble with breathing and suffering from pain of his right shoulder. Although, Michal is able to move and is trying to find a position in which it would be easier for him to breathe, his pain gets significantly worse with every move. Imagine you are standing in Honza's shoes right now. What would you do?

I would call the ambulance service immediately using the app Záchranka which can accurately determine our location. I don't move Michal anywhere. While I wait I keep an eye on Michal and check his vital functions continuously.

Correct answer

The only right option to help Michal is to call EMS, check Michal's health condition and keep him warm. We don't move Michal anywhere. Also we don't give him food or liquids.


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I would call the ambulance service immediately and then try to move Michal to the nearest road. I´d keep an eye on Michal all the time.

Wrong answer

It is a right thing to call EMS but we don't move Michal anywhere.


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I want Michal to be relieved, so I put him into recovery position and wait for the breathing difficulties to disappear. If they didn't within 10 minutes, I would then call the ambulance service.

Wrong answer

Michal's condition could be serious. That is why we don't wait and call the ambulance service immediately. We don't move Michal anywhere. Also we don't give him food or liquids.


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It looks like Michal is only shaken and has some abrasions. There is no need to call the ambulance service.

Wrong answer

We can not underestimate Michal's condition.


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RR

25 bpm

HR

113 bpm

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