Q1. The paramedics arrived at the emergency room with a 25 years-old male who suffered severe burns to his face and chest. His wife stated that her husband was smoking as filling his lawnmower with gasoline and an explosion occurred.
The emergency room physician decided to intubate (place a tube into the trachea) the patient even though he was alert and talking. Why?
Once stabilized the patient was moved to a private room and the doctor’s ordered reverse isolation. What is reverse isolation and why is it required for this patient?
Q2. List two types of macromolecules that have been partially digested by the time acid chime moves into the intestine. Where did the digestion take place, and what enzymes were involved?