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A young male is experiencing signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock after being stung by a scorpion. His level of consciousness is diminished, his breathing is severely labored, you can hear inspiratory stridor, and his face is cyanotic. The patient has a prescribed epinephrine auto-injector. What should you do first?
Provide ventilatory assistance with a bag-mask device. Rationale: Correct answer
Elevate his legs and cover him with a warm blanket. Rationale: You should treat for shock, but breathing is the first priority.