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Scenario: Traumatic Injury


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Scenario Overview:
You are walking and hear a massive cry for help. You arrive on scene and start to asses the casualty, you can see that this will be a severe case and that it is going to be complicated. The casualty has been involved in an injury involving a building tool. The casualty has cut his left hand and his right arm has been amputated below the elbow. The casualty is worried and in severe pain.
Difficulty:
First Aider Moderate
How the scenario should progress:
The casualty will be treated on the scene and will be helped to the best of abilities until the ambulance service arrives.
Patient 1:
Name: Kojo Lore    Age: 42    Sex: Male
Medication: None
Allergies: None
Past medical/family/social history: None
Findings on examination: Right arm amputation below the elbow Left had injury
Possible treatment from first aiders: First the first aider should make sure that the scene is safe to be working in. The first aider should try to tourniquet the right arm by applying a tourniquet or something that they have that may help to control the bleeding like a belt if there is no tourniquet available. The first aider should ensure that their left hand has been bandaged as best as possible.
Time after start: Overall
Response: Yes
Airway: Yes
Breathing? Fast
Respirations: High
Pulse: Fast (<100+)
Oxygen Sats: Low
Pain Score: 10
Blood Pressure: Avg
Temperature: --
Blood Glucose: --
GCS: 15



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Scenario submitted by: Anonymous