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1

What does LATER mean?

Load And Treat En Route

2

What patients in an MCI situation are considered unsalvageable?

Patients are deemed unsalvageable if they have the following:
Respiratory arrest
Severe shock and a falling heart rate
GCS of 3 with bilateral dilated and unreactive pupils
Severe life threatening injuries in the elderly

3

When would you deem a patient unsalvagable?

If a number of severely injured patients is high and immediate and urgent patients require treatment and transport.

4

What does MOI mean?

Mechanism Of Injury.

5

What bearing does mechanism of injury have on the treatment of your patient?

The mechanism of injury determines the type of injuries you might be dealing with in relation to;
Force
Weight
Speed
Other factors in the events causing injury
E.g. car crash at speed vs pedestrian in comparison to a fall from a ladder or falling off a bike

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