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Question Unstable vitals in CCS exam

Hi every body; what are the unstable vitals that necessitate the start of ABC before the focal physical exam? Any contributions please.
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Hemodynamically unstable:
Hypotension,
Orthostasis
Tachycardia.


Any body likes to add to that, please feel free.
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O2 saturation below 94%
when to order pulse oximetry before anything else? if u suspect any cardiac/pulmonary emergency. If in doubt, order it. You will never lose any points for ordering pulse oximetry before exam
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Another situation in which you immediate do ABCs before proceeding with PE is: Acute anaphylaxis with angioedema.

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To summarize: Hemodynamically unstable:
systolic blood pressure less than 90.
Hypoxia...<90%
Cardiac chest pain.
Orthostasis
Tachycardia
Confusion related to hemodynamic instability.
Congestive failure.
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