Someone you love has been attacked. They’ve been shot or stabbed.
Do you wait for the ambulance or do you make a run for it and put them in your car and drive?
Johns Hopkins did a study that showed significantly higher survival rates for victims of gunshots or stabbings who were taken to a trauma center in a car rather than wait for an ambulance.
Time is of the essence in these situations and it might be better to get to a trauma center by any means possible.
Obviously, there are many factors in a person’s ability to survive such trauma and one of those factors includes making certain that the hospital you’re going to has the proper facilities.
What does this mean for you? It means that you should know the capabilities of the hospitals in your community. Which one has a trauma emergency room and which one has a certified pediatric ER?
It could make a big difference in saving someone you love.
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