Multivictim trauma

Yuemi An-Grogan, David Salzman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781107111011
ISBN (Print)9781107625280
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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