This is probably one of the worst calls a trauma surgeon can get: “Please dispatch a surgeon to the scene. We need a field amputation to extricate the patient.”
For trauma professionals in any discipline, this is probably a once in a career event. And for that reason, there is likely to be a lot of confusion.
The next newsletter will cover this topic in detail. Topics include:
- Statistics on how often field amputation is needed
- Indications for the procedure
- Logistics: getting to the scene and staying safe
- Essential equipment
- Sample policies
- And more!
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