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What would a hospital that was not a level 3 trauma center do with a victim of a gunshot wound to the chest?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Stabilize &…

If pt is adequately stable, transport him/her to level 3 center. If not stable, hospital's surgical team would have to intervene, possible calling in a team from tertiary center to assist.

In brief: Stabilize &…

If pt is adequately stable, transport him/her to level 3 center. If not stable, hospital's surgical team would have to intervene, possible calling in a team from tertiary center to assist.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Stabilize and ship

The hospital would stabilize the patient and then ship them to a trauma hospital that could provide definitive care.

In brief: Stabilize and ship

The hospital would stabilize the patient and then ship them to a trauma hospital that could provide definitive care.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Trauma center

Levels 1-5. Highest level is 1.
In a level 3 center, they may not be able to do too much, they have to stabilize the patient in terms of bp, transfusions, may be a chest tube if needed----- but transfer the patient to higher level of care by a helicopter.

In brief: Trauma center

Levels 1-5. Highest level is 1.
In a level 3 center, they may not be able to do too much, they have to stabilize the patient in terms of bp, transfusions, may be a chest tube if needed----- but transfer the patient to higher level of care by a helicopter.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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