Exclusives
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Patient with Heavy Bleeding Gets Pressure Bandage

call-4

Fort Worth (Texas) Fire Department Engine 10 responded to an assault call in a convenience store parking lot. On arrival, they found an adult male who had a 4-inch, U-shaped laceration on the back of his head. The patient, who was walking around, presented with significant bleeding from the wound and was possibly intoxicated. He said he’d been assaulted by an unknown male who fled the scene. He reported being hit in the face and then stumbling backward, falling and hitting his head on the concrete, but he denied any loss of consciousness. The responding crew applied a pressure bandage to his wound to control the bleeding, took his vital signs and obtained his medical history. Despite his traumatic injuries, the patient would not allow them to apply a C-collar and insisted that he didn’t want to be transported to the hospital. A crew from Medstar EMS arrived on scene and was able to convince the patient to go to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment.

This article originally appeared in January 2011 JEMS as “Apply Some Pressure.”
 

 

RELATED ARTICLES

Take Back Control of Your Patient Care Reporting and Data Management Process

Imagine your crew members effortlessly completing patient care reports – and all of the mandatory data your organization requires to be sure those PCRs are a...

Staying Composed Among the Chaos of 'Meeting the Mexican Ambulance'

What do you do when you're given a patient with no information?

Montgomery County (Texas) Hospital District's Community Paramedicine Program Sees Early Success

We have accountability and responsibility for all aspects of patient care.

A Review of Education Deficiencies and Ways to Improve the Care of Pediatric Patients

How can we improve proficiency in pediatric patient care?

Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service is the World's Largest Aeromedical Response Service

Providing effective aeromedical retrieval across 2.76 million square miles.

Tranexamic Acid's Potentially Bright Future Relies on Collaborative Data

EMS agencies using tranexamic acid (TXA) believe that TXA can improve survival as a part of an organized trauma system.

Features by Topic

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

Featured Careers