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To: Slings and Arrows; LucyT

In fairness, that protocol was written by physicians for the use of Emergency Medical Technicians. I strongly suspect the statement about intraosseous infusion being contraindicated in the presence of a prosthetic limb, was added after a real life experience.

I could, but won’t, share multiple similar anecdotes about medical errors by physicians, EMTs and nurses.


26 posted on 11/16/2009 3:39:33 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("Everything's a lie, and that's a fact.")
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To: CholeraJoe; LucyT

Then there must be a similar protocol for a BP cuff, with the added bonus of “Do not use on patient’s neck.”


27 posted on 11/16/2009 5:55:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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