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Clamp the the chest tube in an EMS placed chest tube

oded private tangentcarrot at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 9 09:57:08 BST 2006



No, I realy don't.

But I believe that if you look good enough, you'll find at least a few cases 
in which the patient died of T/P (or was believed to) were SOMEONE in the 
Q&A process claimed, or at least wondered, if a pre-hospital tube would have 
been apropriate

>From: KMATTOX at aol.com
>Reply-To: "Trauma & Critical Care mailing list" 
><trauma-list at trauma.org>
>To: trauma-list at trauma.org
>Subject: Re: Clamp the the chest tube in an EMS placed chest tube
>Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 19:07:33 EDT
>
>
>In a message dated 4/8/2006 4:56:02 P.M. Central Standard Time,  tangentcar
>rot at hotmail.com writes:
>
>I have  heard of a case that may qulifay. It was presented to us by a 
>trauma
>surgeon. who was not part of it.
>
> >From what I remember (It was  about two years ago):
>Young man,  shot in the neck (assualt rifle).  Intubated (why? expanding
>hematoma/low GCS. Don't remember. Anyhow, O2  Sat. was good before
>intubation- that I do  remember
>
>
>Do you REALLY want me to review this case as I would for M&M surgery
>conference or for a Court case?   If I did comment, it would have to  be 
>off line as
>I find a number of things wrong with this case.   There  could be a very
>strong argument made that the death of the patient was  iatrogenically 
>contributed
>to by his pre-hospital care.
>
>k
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