Case 35 – History


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Case 35

Motor vehicle accident


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Brief History

The patient was a pre-adolescent African American elementary school student.

He was in the back seat of a car during a single vehicle accident into a stationary object.

The paramedics arrived.

The patient was transferred to a local hospital where he received resuscitative efforts for an hour but died.

The other passengers, including the driver, received unspecified injuries requiring hospitalization but survived.

No adults were in the vehicle at the time of the accident and the driver was not licensed.


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Discussion Questions

1. Summarize the history.
2. What are your objectives upon arriving at the scene?