An unconscious 35 y/o male presents from the scene of a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident. The patient is intubated and hypotensive but there is no source of external bleeding. FAST is negative. Blood products are given with no response. CT imaging shows no evidence of bleeding. What should you consider?
Patients presenting to the ED with critical illness may require transfer to a different hospital for a higher level of care or for services unavailable locally. Here are some considerations to be made when tansferring a critically ill patient.