train wreck


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Medspeak A popular term for a multi-problem patient in critical condition
Public safety Train disaster A railroad accident—e.g., derailment, collision—involving one or more trains, that results in injury or death
Vox populi A person who is (psychologically) stressed ‘to the max’

train wreck

Medtalk A popular term for a multiproblem Pt in critical condition
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