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Doctor 2

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Authoring team

Doctor 2 is primarily concerned with the circulation. His / her functions include:

  • securing two large gauge intravenous lines
  • assessing shock
  • commencing fluid resuscitation
  • obtaining blood for cross-matching
  • controlling external haemorrhage
  • ensuring cardiac monitor is in place
  • obtaining blood gases
  • setting up blood warming apparatus

Doctor 3 carries greater responsibility for life-threatening bleeding.

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