Hello Nurse Janx forum,
I have been sticking around reading on most of the informative post on nurses sharing their experiences and skills which I am really grateful.
Yesterday I had a patient who met with a motorcycle accident. He collided with a car while going straight while the car is turning right. Judging from the impact of the motorcycle on the car, he must have been going at road speed. Here in Singapore that is 50km/h He had lacerations on his head, face, high up his right thigh and maybe groin. We bandaged his head and did spinal management on him. We did not examine his right upper thigh and maybe groin injury.
That could be better on our part.
Patient was alert when we arrive at scene and throughout the journey of 15mins. His eyes were open. Was trying to breathe. Did not ask him questions. Decorticating when we were in the ambulance about 10 mins in.
His bp was stable. Rr 60. My prm said he has agonal breathing.
How can I stabilise my patient before reaching the hospital?
Sorry for the lack of Vital Signs. I will be more attentive next time.