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EMT Basic Refresher: Patient Scenario #6
By Tim Sheehan
Learners follow an EMT call to a retirement community to assist a woman who is having difficulty breathing.
Learners read about the role of water, the basic physiology of water balance, and the effects of dehydration particularly on elderly clients. Tips for maintaining proper hydration are presented. In an interactive exercise, students calculate how much fluid a client needs based on his/her age, health, and weight.