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56. Rescue in the Jungle

Updated: Aug 16

A hike in the jungle takes an unexpected turn. In this episode: medical emergencies in austere environments, managing acute pain without medication, and using breath work vs distraction in high stress situations.




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Photo and videos discussed in the pod...


Ersatz splint with a pair of Chacos, some old rope, and a torn up aloha shirt.


You can see the there is still displacement of the fracture, but blood flow has returned. Prior to reduction, the hand was white, cold, and pulseless.



Rescue helicopter arrives.



Flight medic ropes in.



Medic enters the scene.



Carrying Anne back across the stream.



Getting secured into the blue diaper.

Video Credit: Tucker Orman



Extraction.

Video Credit: Tucker Orman


Post op x rays.



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