This is the scenario:
A footballer has sustained an injury. The game can’t restart until the injured player has left the pitch. There is a perfectly good stretcher and two fit and healthy stretcher-bearers. The injured man is only two meters from the sideline.
What could go wrong?
Prehospital and retrieval medics please take note…
Never forget that communication is crucial:
And remember what Osler said about ‘hurry’:
Hurry? Never hurry – hurry is the devil. More people are killed by hurry than disease.William Osler