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Mr. K., a 34-year-old male, was involved in a mountain bike crash. He was wearing a helmet, but he was traveling at a high speed down the mountain when he hit a rock and was sent over his handlebars and slammed against a tree. Initially he was conscious and complaining of abdominal pain and intense left shoulder and arm pain. He was bleeding from multiple abrasions and lacerations on his face, arms, and legs. His friend who was biking with him called 911. It took approximately 30 minutes before emergency personnel reached him on the mountain bike trail. Initial assessment at the scene found him arousable and oriented but unable to maintain consciousness without stimulation; a suspected left shoulder dislocation with poor pulses on distal digits on his left arm; ecchymosis on the left abdominal wall; and bleeding from abrasions and lacerations on his face, arms, and legs. Initial vital signs at the scene were temperature, 36.6 C; blood pressure, 82/40 mm Hg;
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  • Fall '19
  • sinus tachycardia, Arterial blood gas, Mr. K.

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