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PMIC's First call as a CALS Medic is a Trauma Arrest Save
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By Chief of CALS Chris Shannon FTO
October 26, 2018

This afternoon at approx 1400 units from Huntingtown, North Beach, Dunkirk, and the Medic Unit were alerted for the MVC with rollover on Rt-2 in Sunderland. En route Calvert Control Center advised update of one still trapped in the vehicle unconscious, Police on scene requesting aviation. Chief 1A arrived on scene first and confirmed 1 overturned, still in the vehicle unconscious with no pulse. Squad 6 arrived soon after and assisted in a rapid extrication of the patient who was turned over to waiting EMS unit from Dunkirk. M104 (PMIC Barnett and intern Thomas) arrived a minute later and found the patient to be in trauma arrest. Both providers immediately began to work on the patient with the BLS crews from 5 and 6. The patient was stabilized and within 10 mins patient was maintaining his own pulse. MSP trooper 2 arrived and worked some more with the on scene crews and then transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma with the CALS PMIC on board.

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