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PHTLS, Ground EMS, Air EMS, Chest Tubes

Roy Danks roydanks at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 16 15:29:47 BST 2006


It certainly will be.  We handle these complications in a timely manner.  Agree: it must be dealt with and not brushed under the rug.


> From: KMATTOX at aol.com
> Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 23:53:21 -0400
> To: trauma-list at trauma.org
> Subject: Re: PHTLS, Ground EMS, Air EMS, Chest Tubes
> In a message dated 4/15/2006 10:51:02 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
> Krin135 at aol.com writes:
> roydanks at hotmail.com writes:
> Just 3  days ago at our level  I trauma center, a patient transferred from 
> the 
> scene  had a chest  tube placed in the helicopter...into the liver.
> Timely,   huh?
> Was this iatrogenic trauma reviewed by the Trauma program M&M  .   Most 
> helicopter operatoins in the US are OUTSIDE the Trauma  Service review.  Their 
> complications are brieftly presented to the EMS  helicopter director and reported 
> to the ED director, not the surgical trauma  director.    Or at least that is 
> what I have found in some  hospitals that I am aware of and have surveyed
> k
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