Interesting video from the BBC News about a Danish UN worker recovered alive from the Haitian rubble. I noticed that the rescuer was performing a gross field neurological exam, which IMHO would not change anything. I mean they had already pulled him out without C-collar or board, and they're certainly weren't about to take him to any place different even if he could not move his arms or legs, right? If anything, the man was probably severely dehydrated from several days underground; so why not start an IV in him immediately instead?
Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not about to second guess the on scene rescuers from the limited information that was available from the short clip; but that question did pop into my mind.
Jan 18, '10
I agree with Lacie and Gila - I've been to Vietnam twice on medical missions and you work with what you have and you must assess.
Thanks for that video Emergency RN.
Last edit by Spidey's mom on Jan 18, '10