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An injured climber
  1. Carl McQueen1,
  2. Philip Bridle2,
  3. Karl Bexon2,
  4. Matthew Wyse3
  1. 1Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Resuscitation Research, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2HEMS paramedic, The Air Ambulance Service, East Midlands Airport, Derby, UK
  3. 3Clinical Lead, The Air Ambulance Service, East Midlands Airport, Derby, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Carl McQueen, Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Resuscitation Research, MIDRU Building, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK; carl_mcqueen{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Climbing incidents present a myriad of challenges to prehospital teams. Management decisions are often influenced by factors including difficulties in accessing patients, limited available resources and safe egress from scenes. This case illustrates the importance of an adaptable and innovative approach to scene management and clinical decision making in such cases.

  • Prehospital Care
  • Pre-Hospital
  • Major Trauma Management
  • Mountian Rescue
  • Remote and Rural Medicine

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