Prehospital Care

  • Will Barker


You are a first responder doctor to a car accident in the UK. There is one casualty who is unconscious, trapped in the wreckage of her car. You manage the safety of the scene and then attend to the casualty, managing her airway, breathing, and circulation. The extraction is delayed and so you are forced to deal with some life threatening injuries on scene and plan extraction. After the patient is successfully taken to definitive care by air ambulance you discuss with colleagues contrasting approaches towards pre-hospital care.


Glasgow Coma Score Radial Pulse Advance Trauma Life Support Prehospital Care Definitive Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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