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Martin*, like many of the critically ill patients we attend, had sustained a high-energy collision affecting every part of his body. He had multiple injuries, including a collapsed lung, and multiple points of bleeding.
The combined blood loss from such injuries can be fatal. Martin’s blood pressure was dropping rapidly due to the blood loss.
On scene, the team were able to resuscitate Martin and use O negative packed red blood cells and plasma to support his circulation, enabling them to fly him to a major trauma centre.
We are delighted to report that Martin is now making a good recovery.
*name changed for case study.