... Thursday, 6 May 2010. I had just returned from the gym. It was about 1330 when I walked into the FST building expecting to see what I normally see at that time of day, a few folks sitting in the ICU area reading, bullshitting or on the computers. There was no one there, which was odd, but I could hear some voices in the ATLS area (where our trauma patients enter our facility), so I realized we must have received a patient. What I didn’t realize was that I was about to be involved in the care of a patient with the most horrific and devastating injuries our team may ever see. A young American, a civilian contractor, working as a security guard was involved in an IED blast. He was the backseat passenger in a vehicle similar to a Toyota Land Cruiser – NOT the armored MRAP vehicle...Follow the link, and read the rest.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Where the Navy is on the front line.