EMS Care Chapter 24 | EMT Multi-System Trauma starts with an introduction to the topic and has presentations on various aspects scenarios that could result in multiple systems getting injured. The course also describes how such situations are to be handled. We subsequently explore in-depth the following lessons:
Core Concepts covered :
The best way to prepare for multisystem trauma is to practice and develop teamwork before the call.
Depending on your primary assessment, you may postpone taking vital signs until you are en route to the hospital. Alert the hospital that you are on your way, and give them the information you have so that they can prepare the trauma team. This may include specialists such as neurosurgeons, thoracic surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons. As you reassess your patient in the vehicle, call the hospital as necessary to update the vital signs.
Limit scene treatment to airway management, breathing control, administering high-concentration oxygen, controlling bleeding, and spinal immobilization.
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