EmtMultiTrauma - C o ns id e ra tio ns inMa na g ing Multip...

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Temple College EMS Professions C o ns ide ra tio ns  in Ma na g ing   Multiple  S ys te m s  Tra um a Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
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Temple College EMS Professions Multi-S ys te m s  Tra um a Dead rescuers can’t help anyone Survey scene initially on every call Be aware of your surroundings
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Temple College EMS Professions Multi-S ys te m s  Tra um a The most dramatic injury usually is NOT the most dangerous Priorities for management: Airway Breathing Circulation Disability
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Temple College EMS Professions Multi-S ys te m s  Tra um a Noisy breathing = Obstructed breathing But all obstructed breathing is NOT noisy
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Temple College EMS Professions Multi-S ys te m s  Tra um a Anticipate airway problems in all patients with trauma to: Head Face Neck Upper Thorax
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Temple College EMS Professions Multi-S ys te m s  Tra um a Restlessness, decreased LOC = Hypoxia until proven otherwise Oxygenate, Look for cause
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Temple College EMS Professions Multi-S ys te m s  Tra um a Cyanosis is late , unreliable sign of hypoxia Don’t treat cyanosis, prevent it If you even THINK about giving oxygen - GIVE IT !!
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Temple College EMS Professions Multi-S ys te m s  Tra um a Oxygen is useless if patient isn’t ventilating Danger Signs Respirations <10 Respirations >24 Decreased tidal volume Labored breathing
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