Patient that fell 10 feet from a ladder
Patient involved in side impact MVC
Patient with c/o inability to move legs after diving into pool
Patient with obvious fracture of left femur
ESI Priority 1, prepare for transport
ESI Priority 2, requires priority provider assessment
ESI Priority 3, always a safe choice
ESI Priority 4 (Fast Track), the patient only c/o shoulder pain
Ask another team member to assess the pelvis
Do nothing yet, the doctor will see her soon.
Wait for an x-ray and radiologist report. If broken, stabilize the pelvis
Utilize a sheet to wrap/stabilize the pelvis
Re-route the patient; we are not a trauma center
Notify the ED physician so he can re-route the patient; we are not a trauma center
Notify EMS that based on protocol, we are not the appropriate center for a burn patient even if they are only "3 minutes away"
Notify the physician and trauma RN to prepare room 11 for the patient