Date Published

June 20, 2016

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Question: If an 18 year old male hockey player was tackled and hit his face off the ice, has otorrhagea and and is VSA. First analysis shows asystole. Should he be treated under the trauma cardiac arrest directive or medical?


 He should be treated under the trauma directive. His cardiac arrest is from being tackled and from the otorrhea, likely head injury, which fits under the indication, Cardiac arrest secondary to severe blunt or penetrating trauma.



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