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  1. We use that terminology for receiving termination of efforts from the receiving hospital.
  2. Thanks for all the input! It is much appreciated. Yeah I checked for a pulse upon our arrival... DPS said they felt a weak pulse but my question is, when they found that he went pulseless why didn't they start CCR? Infact no one was by the pt when I got there I had to ask someone to find out where he was. Anyways thanks again.
  3. Sorry about the minimal information I just didn't know how much pertinent information would be needed to get a response and I was trying to keep my opinions out. I know that trauma code ROSCs are slim to none. I have been on many and most are called on scene. This was a 20 y/o male who was unconscious with weak pulses prior our arrival. His facial bones were floating and had persistent blood draining into the airway (coming from the roof of his mouth ). There were no other signs of trauma to be noted. We do carry an AED. My partner and I were the first to that PT and I immediately started comp
  4. Hello forum, I am a BLS provider for a rural fire department. I had the following call recently and wanted to see some different opinions on what you may have done. We responded to a high speed MVC with an ejection and had a 20 min response time. A little more than 5 minutes out DPS arrived on scene and reported a 20 y/o ejected, unresponsive with weak pulses. The PT was pulseless upon our arrival and immediately started compressions and airway management. The PT had major facial trauma and a blood filled airway, suctioning was a constant task. Paramedics arrived 2 minutes later and applied pa
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