Patient Care, Trauma

MedStar Paramedics Treat Pediatric Smoke Inhalation

Issue 5 and Volume 39.

A MedStar Mobile Healthcare crew in Fort Worth, Texas, receives a patient from Fort Worth Fire Department (FWFD) firefighters at the scene of a residential structure fire and move the child—with oxygen started—to the safety of a nearby ambulance. Two children and an adult were rescued from the structure by FWFD personnel and treated for burns, trauma and smoke inhalation by MedStar paramedics. All three patients were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries.

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