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Your patient is a​ 20-year-old college student who has fallen from a​ third-level balcony onto a wooden deck below. The patient responds to verbal​ stimuli, is pale in color with moist​ skin, and has a very obvious deformity with protruding bone ends of his right forearm. Which of the following is the BEST sequence of intervention for this​ patient?
A. Open the​ airway; assess​ breathing; check the carotid​ pulse; splint the forearm​ injury; immobilize the patient to a long​ backboard; apply​ high-concentration oxygen; and transport.
B. Provide manual​ in-line stabilization of the cervical spine along with assessment of​ breathing, pulse, and the presence of significant​ hemorrhage; apply​ high-concentration oxygen; perform a rapid trauma​ exam; immobilize to a long​ backboard; transport; and splint the extremity en route if time and resources allow.
C. Provide immediate manual​ in-line stabilization of the cervical​ spine; apply​ high-concentration oxygen by nonrebreather​ mask; perform a focused history and​ assessment; apply the cervical​ collar; apply a padded board​ splint, sling, and swathe to the forearm​ injury; and transport.
D. Provide manual​ in-line stabilization of the cervical spine along with assessment of​ breathing, pulse, and the presence of significant​ hemorrhage; apply​ high-concentration oxygen; perform a rapid trauma​ exam; immobilize to a long​ backboard; and check with medical control about the need to splint the forearm injury prior to transport.
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