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Medic 7, Rescue 1, Engine 45, respond to an accident with entrapment." Medic 7 arrives, establishes command and sizes up the scene. It's a two-car head-on collision with one unresponsive driver entrapped by a jammed door. The driver of the other vehicle is walking around and appears uninjured. There's heavy damage to both vehicles, but most of the vehicle doors open and their side-curtain and front-end air bags have deployed. Both patients are triaged. The unresponsive driver is triaged "red" and the walking driver is triaged "green." A second ambulance is requested for the "green" patient and the first crew's efforts are focused on the "red" patient. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Jon Politis, Michael Dailey. Extrication fundamentals. Proper care of the entrapped patient. JEMS : a journal of emergency medical services. 2010 Apr;35(4):41-7

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