This weekend I pulled my first trauma code. I kinda felt that is was a waist of time, resources and money. There were 3 pts in the car and the driver was DOA. The person I coded was front pass and I felt the pt was not a viable pt but due to the fact that the first responding EMT stated the pt had intially a pulse ended up being my deciding factor to code. Looking at the state of the pt I had the gut feeling they were not a viable pt and we should have focused our efforts on the surviving pt who had seroius multiple injuries and was transported to the regional trauma center. I guess my question is has anyone else gone through this and had the same thoughts as to code or not to code major trauma patients?
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