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Vol 2, No 4 (2017)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2018-03-13
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BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LIFE OF ANOTHER HUMAN BEING

Anna Abelsson
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.2017.0037
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2017;2(4):164-166.

open access

Vol 2, No 4 (2017)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2018-03-13

Abstract

 A common feature of prehospital emergency care are short and fragmentary patient encounters with in­creased demands for efficient and rapid treatment. Crucial decisions are often made, based on the premise of the ambulance staff`s ability to capture the situation instantaneously. The assessment is, therefore, a pre-requisite for decisions about appropriate actions. However, a low exposure to severe trauma cases leads to vulnerability for the ambulance staff, which makes the assessment more difficult. Assessment of severe trauma patients at the scene of accident is difficult and complicated. No trauma scenarios are alike and practical skills, training, and feedback are therefore necessary.

Abstract

 A common feature of prehospital emergency care are short and fragmentary patient encounters with in­creased demands for efficient and rapid treatment. Crucial decisions are often made, based on the premise of the ambulance staff`s ability to capture the situation instantaneously. The assessment is, therefore, a pre-requisite for decisions about appropriate actions. However, a low exposure to severe trauma cases leads to vulnerability for the ambulance staff, which makes the assessment more difficult. Assessment of severe trauma patients at the scene of accident is difficult and complicated. No trauma scenarios are alike and practical skills, training, and feedback are therefore necessary.

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Keywords

trauma, ambulance, prehospital, responsibility, team work

About this article
Title

BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LIFE OF ANOTHER HUMAN BEING

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 2, No 4 (2017)

Pages

164-166

Published online

2018-03-13

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.2017.0037

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2017;2(4):164-166.

Keywords

trauma
ambulance
prehospital
responsibility
team work

Authors

Anna Abelsson

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