Chest Pain (Responder) Scenario

You are doing a volunteer shift as a Community First Responder in your local area when you are called to a 68-year-old with chest pain. You grab your equipment and respond to the local address. On arrival at the scene, you are invited in by the patient’s wife. You see the patient sat on the sofa in a tripod position, clutching at his chest. He is very pale and sweating profusely. 

You ask for the history of events, the patient explains 20 minutes ago he was sitting down watching TV when he suddenly had pain developing down his left arm. It began to settle, then a crushing pain started in his chest. The pain has grown and he now can’t bear it anymore.