A patient presents with profound cyanosis following a chest injury. You are tasked with assisting them through this critical time to ensure they have the best chance at survival. What do you do? Whether you’re an Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or Doctor, being able to quickly assess and administer life-saving care is crucial for ensuring that your patient survives their injury. This blog post will outline some of the most common causes of cyanosis and give a brief overview on how to treat it in order to help save lives now! This blog post will outline some of the most common causes of cyanosis and give a brief overview on how to treat it in order to help save lives now! -After identifying the injury, assess for airway patency. If they are having difficulty breathing due to obstruction from blood or secretions, remove any visible blood/secretions from their mouth and nose with a suction device. Try not to allow them to vomit while you have your hand over their mouth so that you can feel if there is anything coming up into their throat (this may also lead them swallowing more saliva which could increase risk for aspiration). Clear away any obstructing debris as best as possible without damaging clothing or equipment-looking at the thorax, check

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