The rapid trauma assessment – part I

As a medic/educator found this for you all! Read it! Just remember MARCH (Massive Bleeding, Airway, Respiration, Circulation, Head Injury/Hypothermia) is what the Military teaches and our Medical Director is a strong advocate of it.

Hogwarts School of Grid-Down Medicine and Wizardry


The hurricane came in off the Atlantic and slammed into the Carolina coasts at 2am on Thursday. For once, the weather forecasters were right, and it did not weaken to a Category 4 from a Category 5 as it got closer to shore. In the inky blackness of night, the hellstorm tore its way inland from Myrtle Beach and carved a path of total destruction as it howled all the way up to Asheville before it transmogrified into a tropical storm that flooded 18 inches of rain on the wreckage it sowed.  Regardless of the preparation taken by the local, state, and federal emergency management agencies, millions were now without shelter, water, electricity, or help. The country had not seen anything like this, ever. It was the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and Hurricane Katrina combined into one. Whole towns – gone. Contact…

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