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Squeeze Play: Crush Injury, Crush Syndrome, and Suspension Trauma


Pinned in a car for 2 hours, trapped in a building collapse for 12, fallen on the floor for 24, immobile in a rescue harness for 10 minutes. Each of these patients may be experiencing different, but deadly aspects of crush injury, crush syndrome, rhabdomyolysis or suspension trauma. Why are some victims of these syndromes okay under pressure, but die suddenly when rescued? Where do field amputations come in to play? What protocols do you need in place to deal with them? Real-world case-studies bring this presentation to life as it answers these questions and more by bringing you evidence based best practices, model protocols, and resources that you can use to treat these high-pressure and high-profile patients.


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