NJ and PA EMT
So as I said in the directionless thread, I finally had my first call as the treating EMT and it was interesting. 31y/o male, with a possible right femur fracture. Since PT had paralysis (previous history), there was no pain, but they were shaking and diaphoretic, which according to the PT, it was his body's way of letting him know that something was wrong (as if the 'snapping sound like a twig' and obvious deformity, swelling, and odd positioning of the leg didn't give it away). Even my partner who has been doing this for a while never encountered a PT like this before. Annoyed at myself that I couldn't get a BP though. My question is should we have splinted? His legs were contracted and he wasn't in any pain, so my partner didn't think we needed to and I felt uncomfortable disagreeing with him since he was the squad EMS chief.