Question about protocol for someone with a wound in their backside

silentm999

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Im a writer, and need to clarify this for accuracy. If someone were shot in their left glute, would they be placed onto the gurney laying on their side opposite of the wound, or placed on their belly? Would they be strapped in in any way? Right now I have it where he is strapped in on his side, but is placed on his belly in the hospital. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

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I've never transported a patient laying face down, because it makes it too difficult to monitor the patient and provide interventions like O2 if needed.
 

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Yeah, we generally avoid face down as much as possible, now a patient laying on their side? That's fine.

They'd be strapped in like normal. Nowadays there's 5 belts, a waist belt, one over the legs, and a chest belt, that in recent years it's become standard to have shoulder straps as well
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Now at the hospital, they may be taken in for surgery as soon as they arrive, so either afterwards in recovery, or even in the ER while waiting, there's not someone babysitting them every moment and if they decide to roll over onto their stomach, no one is really going to stop them
 
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silentm999

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Yeah, we generally avoid face down as much as possible, now a patient laying on their side? That's fine.

They'd be strapped in like normal. Nowadays there's 5 belts, a waist belt, one over the legs, and a chest belt, that in recent years it's become standard to have shoulder straps as well
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Now at the hospital, they may be taken in for surgery as soon as they arrive, so either afterwards in recovery, or even in the ER while waiting, there's not someone babysitting them every moment and if they decide to roll over onto their stomach, no one is really going to stop them
Thanks so much! One more question: Could someone take their arms out of those straps in the photo fairly quickly? I wrote a part where an EMT slips on the ice as theyre loading him in, and the foot end of the gurney hits the ground, then it falls over. He tries to catch himself but his hands slide out from under him on the ice.
 

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Thanks so much! One more question: Could someone take their arms out of those straps in the photo fairly quickly? I wrote a part where an EMT slips on the ice as theyre loading him in, and the foot end of the gurney hits the ground, then it falls over. He tries to catch himself but his hands slide out from under him on the ice.
That’s very plausible. In fact their arms aren’t usually strapped down like in the photo. That would primarily be when they are unconscious and you are strapping the arms down just to contain them.
 

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That’s very plausible. In fact their arms aren’t usually strapped down like in the photo. That would primarily be when they are unconscious and you are strapping the arms down just to contain them.
Never have I heard someone being strapped on the arms conscious. It is always better not to.
 
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silentm999

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One more question: Could someone take their arms out of those straps in the photo fairly quickly? I wrote a part where an EMT slips on the ice as theyre loading him in, and the foot end of the gurney hits the ground, then it falls over. He tries to catch himself but his hands slide out from under him on the ice.
...and thanks so much for the help!
That’s very plausible. In fact their arms aren’t usually strapped down like in the photo. That would primarily be when they are unconscious and you are strapping the arms down just to contain them.
Much appreciated!
 

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Never have I heard someone being strapped on the arms conscious. It is always better not to.
Only time I've heard of it is when the patient was in custody and restrained with cuffs or soft restraints.
 
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