Trauma In Pregnancy… March 22, 2013
Posted by Andy Jagoda, MD in: Obstetric Emergencies, Radiology, Trauma , trackback
Your radio going off as a very distraught paramedic hurriedly relates that they’re about 2 minutes out with a motor vehicle collision victim who looks sick and is tachycardic, hypotensive, and having agonal respirations. He relates that the husband is frantically screaming that she’s due next month to have a baby girl. As your team gears up for the patient about to enter your trauma room, you realize that the ambulance is going to arrive much faster than your obstetrician on call (who is coming from home). You fully appreciate that the opening moves of this drama are going to be entirely up to you.
How do you plan to approach the management of this patient?
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