You are working at Clerkship General when you overhear the base command radio. “Clerkship General. We have a 57 year-old female coming in for leg pain. She just had surgery at your hospital. Her blood pressure is 85/50. We’ll be there in 5 minutes.”

Initial Vitals:

HR: 122

BP: 75/40

Temp: 100.1

RR: 24

O2: 74%

Critical Actions:

  1. Obtain full set of vital signs
  2. Treat the patient’s pain
  3. Diagnose PE without imaging
  4. Stabilize patient prior to imaging
  5. Transfer the patient for thrombectomy