5. Your patient is a 44-year-old female with a history of alcoholism. She has been walking around at an
outdoor fair on a hot, sunny day. She is disoriented to time; has hot, dry skin; and appears to be
generally weak. Which of the following is the appropriate sequence of treatment for this patient?
a. Have the patient drink an electrolyte solution or sports drink and apply cold packs to her neck, armpits,
b. Get as much ice as possible from the food vendors at the fair, place the patient in a large container of ice,
and apply oxygen by nonrebreather mask.
c. Give oxygen by nonrebreather mask, have the patient sip a sports drink or electrolyte solution, remove
heavy clothing, and place cold packs on her neck, armpits, and groin.
d. Give oxygen by nonrebreather mask, remove heavy clothing, and place cold packs on her neck, armpits,