No question our skills, training and hopefully experience is all ready so ingrained in us we don't have to stop and think about basics.
But absolutely every trauma call is a different trauma call. Who, what, where, when and how the heck do we manage this one keeping our first responders safe, the patient viable moving as quickly and safely as we can. Patient history. Mode of trauma. Trauma center? Fly or ride? And let's not forget - how many.
How many victims. How many cars. How many ambulances, police, fire. How many liters of O2. How many times have you faced these decisions?
No matter how many times you have, each time will be completely different.
Train. Keep training. Read. Learn from your experiences and from others. Keep updated with EMS networks, magazines, books and the vast amount of knowledge online.
You can never be too prepared, too trained or too confident in anything but the knowledge that you understand the job that needs to be done and that you are prepared to face it head on and adjust as you need to. Stay safe out there everyone.