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A 2-year-old girl is playing in the garage, only partially supervised by her father, who is weed-whacking around the garden gnomes in the front yard. He finds her in the garage, gagging and vomiting. She smells of gasoline. In a few minutes she stops vomiting, but later that day she develops cough, tachypnea, and subcostal retractions. She is brought to your emergency center. Which of the following is the most appropriate first step in management?
Administer charcoal
Begin nasogastric lavage
Administer ipecac
Perform pulse oximetry and arterial blood gas
Administer gasoline binding agent intravenously
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she has developed chemical pneumonitis, so i will go wit monitoring blood gas levels n pulse oximetry..
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as a first step I would do D
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the correct answer is d Perform pulse oximetry and arterial blood gas

Hydrocarbons with low viscosity and high volatility are the most likely agents to cause respiratory symptoms. and aspiration pneumonia
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usmleman, where are these questions from? Kaplan Qbank, UW, some QBook, ...?
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