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Thu, 19 Jun 2003 14:52:04 -0400
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Black, John wrote: > Dear colleagues, > > 30 year old male sustains single (hand gun) gunshot wound to left chest with > > Patient arrives alive with essentially unchanged vital signs 46 minutes > after the original emergency phone call alerting the emergency services: 46 minutes onscene with a 10 minute transport time to the surgeon???? There's a major problem right there. > > Questions: > > 1. What on scene interventions/packaging would you consider appropriate > (resuscitation room interventional skills are available at the scene)? Stretcher/gurney and a gas pedal, any interventions enroute. Facilitate FIXING the bleed/pneumo/hemo/tamponade, don't treat the symptoms of the bleed/pneumo/hemo/tamponade. -Mike R.