[Answer] An 8-year-old child was struck by a car. He arrives in the ER department alert anxious and in respiratory distress. His cervical spine is immobilized and he is receiving a 10-L/min flow of 100% O2 by NRB face mask. His RR is 60/min HR 150/min systolic BP 70 mmHg and SPO2 84%. Breath sounds are absent over the right chest but present over the left chest and the trachea is deviated to the left. He has weak central pulses and absent distant pulses. Which intervention should be performed next?

Answer: Perform needle decompression of the right chest
An 8-year-old child was struck by a car. He arrives in the ER department alert anxious and in respiratory distress. His cervical spine is immobilized and he is receiving a 10-L/min flow of 100% O2 by NRB face mask. His RR is 60/min HR 150/min systo…

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