It's the soul and the peril of helicopter EMS.
Pat,we're losing him! How far out are we? We need to get him there now!" The desperation in the flight nurse's voice was obvious as she and the flight paramedic reached into the medical equipment bag and retrieved a scalpel. As a last lifesaving move, she began cutting the abdominal muscles around the patient's chest because the muscle constrictions were preventing him from breathing. Blood sprayed all over the nurse and up the King Air's cabin walls. The look in both of their faces ...
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