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Old 09-14-2009, 11:09 AM   #6
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I am also pretty skeptical of the story. The one accident I worked with a nearly severed leg was right in front of the station. So I was literally there in the time it took me to jump into my turnout gear, grab the trauma box off the engine and run 100 feet down the driveway. And I still almost lost the guy from bleeding out. I didn't even triage the other three cars. I had to tourniquet the guy on the spot and start trying to clamp the artery. Fortunately I was saved from fucking that up by the timely arrival of our EMT (who promptly puked on the guy). It was damned hard but we did manage to save the guy's life. Response time for me was probably less than one minute from hearing the crash and less than five for our EMT. We were literally already working when the tones went out.
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