impaled object

impaled object

A foreign body that penetrates the skin and remains embedded in tissue. Such objects should be stabilized to prevent movement and allowed to remain in place while the patient is transported to receive professional care. EMS providers are taught that an impaled object to the cheek may be removed if it is causing a compromise to the airway.
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2,5] Determining the trajectory of the impaled object during physical examination can aid in a rough estimation of the structures that could have been injured with small bowel being the most common organ to be damaged ~ 95%.
But there is a caveat, he added, "Like a knife in the neck or an impaled object anywhere, if you think a critical vessel is being occluded, and you might worsen the situation, leave it in.
The training also includes learning how to triage, or sort victims by the extent of injuries; how to properly open an airway passage and control bleeding; the best ways to bandage and splint an injury, even with everyday objects such as socks and nylons; and how to deal with dislocated limbs, fractures, amputations and impaled objects.