MME Scenario Collection

Emergency treatment beyond competencies?

"A civilian is brought in from a riot. He has sustained a head injury, probably from blunt force trauma sustained during the riot. He is wearing the colours of the supporters of the uprising. You have no training in neurosurgery, but the nearest neurosurgeon cannot reach you because of the on going riots."

Source: WMA: Toolkit for Doctors Working in Situations of Violence. Page 8 [26 Jul 2017]

Questions for the discussion of this scenario

1. (How) Do you treat the patient?
2. Do things change if the patient is 13 years old?

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Last updated: 26 Jul, 2017
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