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A young Arizona woman thought killed in a car accident last week was found to be alive Saturday in what was described as a medical mix-up, FOX 10 reported.
Abby Guerra, 19, was one of five friends from Ironwood High School in Glendale, Ariz., who were on their way home from California's Disneyland when they crashed July 18.
Guerra's family was told the promising young soccer star died at the scene
With all of the advances in technology, how can stuff like this even happen? I feel so bad for all of the families involved. Imagine being told your daughter was dead, and finding out a week later she was still alive.
This happened a couple of years ago with two girls in Indiana.
[edit on 7/25/2010 by SUICIDEHK45]
Originally posted by hillbillydudeman
Measure twice, Cut once.
And this is the medical field for goodness sakes!
Originally posted by Demetre
How you know about OD's?? How's a name relevant to that? Having a name doesnt tell you anything of the sort. You come to the conclusion of an od by symptoms and signs, u never assume anything prior because you compromise patient care. You never, ever go through anything, u would be held LEGALLY liable.
Proper procedures are- Is the scene safe to procede? Number of victims involved, mechanism of injury/illness. You report that info along with the extent of the injuries to command center. You then triage, looking for any medical ID bracelets to check for any meds their on or if theyre diabetic. Take vitals and provide any bls/als needed and transports to hospital, WITH UNDUE HASTE. If you work in the medical field at all You'd also know that it's against privacy laws to mention ANY names via radio.
It takes more than 1 medic to secure and stabilize a victim, it's not like 1's standing by with their thumb up their ass. It's serious, there's no 'hanging out' or shooting the breeze. You cant put that patient at a higher risk like that. You're right, it doesnt matter what state You've worked in bcuz I'm calling BS on You, especially if u dont even know the basics of bls/als or correct emergency protocal.
I hope to never need emergency care in any state you work in, honestly. With all respect, you'd be a detriment to me and my team.
We're not talking about officers, You said it was the medics job to find id, thats what we're talking about.