When my friend Bill Harris asked me to write an article for Trauma Monkeys. I was honored and torn. Torn because I never deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq. What in the hell would I write about?
The environment is most definitely a contributing factor and obviously the colder weather and the longer the exposure the greater the chance of a drop in core temperature, however the most common cause of a drop in core temperature in TRAUMA is blood loss.
when performing a Needle Decompression, what should you do with the catheter?