QUESTION 9

  1. In your own words, describe the breakdown of aged blood.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

QUESTION 10

  1. Briefly describe the function of each white blood cell.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

QUESTION 11

  1. EMS Unit 5211 has responded to a 14-year-old boy who is complaining of a high fever with congestion and frequent coughing with dark green sputum. The patient’s father stated the teenager’s symptoms began yesterday upon arriving home from school. He stated that overnight, he had a high fever and chills. He stated he only administered over-the-counter Tylenol Cold medication. What type of white blood cells are possibly elevated in the patient? What type of infection do you think he might have?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

QUESTION 12

  1. EMS Unit 211 was called to a major motor vehicle accident (MVA) at a nearby intersection. Upon arrival, you find the vehicle T-boned on the passenger door. Witnesses stated a 2019 F-150 ran the red light and struck the driver’s side of the car at a very high speed, which caused the small 2018 Honda Civic to spin around to the right. The driver and passenger of the Honda Civic were restrained. Driver and passenger side-front airbags and driver-side impact airbags deployed. The passenger stated that she did not have any symptoms. You find the driver lying on the sidewalk after bystanders pulled and carried the driver to the sidewalk. The driver, who is a 22-year-old male, was alert and oriented, complaining of severe pain to his left side lower rib cage. He stated he is not having difficulty breathing at this time. Primary assessment reveals severe marked tenderness to the left lower rib cage anterolaterally, BP 106/54, P-110, R-20, SpO2-96%. After the patient is successfully packaged for transport, the patient began to experience a decrease in his level of consciousness. What is the possible cause of the patient’s left-sided rib cage pain? What organ might be affected? Why might the patient be losing consciousness? What is the function of the organ?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.