Multivictim trauma

Yuemi An-Grogan, David H Salzman

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Abstract

Scenario overview A 48-year-old man with no PMH is brought in by the paramedics after a motor vehicle collision. The patient was a passenger using a seatbelt and with a child in the back seat (who also presents as a patient). The child is a 6-year-old boy with no significant medical problems. The car was “T-boned” on the driver's side. The other car's victims were taken to another hospital. There was airbag deployment and severe damage to the car. Both patients were non-ambulatory at the scene and had to be extricated from the vehicle; both are brought in as trauma activations, boarded and collared. The adult will ultimately be in hemorrhagic shock from an open-book pelvic fracture, and the child will be in spinal/neurogenic shock. Both patients will require early intervention and fluid resuscitation. There will also be a third patient who comes into the ED as a “walking wounded.” This patient will require the team to use appropriate triage techniques and medical stabilization. Teaching objectives/discussion points Clinical and medical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSimwars Simulation Case Book
Subtitle of host publicationEmergency Medicine
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages255-260
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781107111011
ISBN (Print)9781107625280
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    An-Grogan, Y., & Salzman, D. H. (2015). Multivictim trauma. In Simwars Simulation Case Book: Emergency Medicine (pp. 255-260). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107111011.061