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