Paramedic Education at Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York

It is Feb 4 in Rochester, NY at 2:15 AM. You are called to an automobile accident and are met by the attending EMT who arrived 5 minutes before you did. You have known this EMT for some time, and you feel he is quite competent. He tells you that the driver of the truck is OK and that he is going to "sign off" as the patient does not wish to go to the hospital. The EMT has just cancelled you. Here is a photograph of the scene:

photo of damaged car

List your observations that suggest this patient could be seriously injured and warrants your evaluation


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Updated: February 12, 1998