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The Long and Short of Needleless IV Extension Sets

In Case Series, Featured by Riley Hartmann0 Comments

While working nights with an EMS crew, you arrive on scene to find a 24 year-old male who was thrown from his vehicle at highway speeds. You estimate that there was 1500 mLs of blood loss visible on the road, with active bleeding from his left femur and abdominal guarding. After applying a C-spine collar, a pressure dressing, and moving him into the back of the ambulance, you start an 18 gauge IV …

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Case Series: Hindsight is always the sharpest – Penetrating trauma

In Case Series, Medical Concepts by James Powell0 Comments

The Case A 17-year-old female was transported to the Emergency Department (ED) by helicopter after a high speed, single vehicle motor vehicle collision. She was found unrestrained by paramedics, with an initial Glasgow Coma Scale of 14, but during extrication she became more agitated and confused. Subsequently she complained of dyspnea and became hypotensive. She was intubated prior to transport for her deteriorating mental status. The patient received 3 litres of crystalloid along …