Article from a news source on the web. Interesting.
RALEIGH, N.C. ó A medical examiner studying a body in a morgue was startled when the man took a shallow breath.
Emergency medical technicians had declared 29-year-old Larry D. Green dead almost two hours earlier, after he was hit by a car.
Medical examiner J.B. Perdue was called to the accident scene Monday but did not examine Green then. Later, he was documenting Green's injuries when he noticed the man was breathing.
"I had to look twice myself just to make sure it was there, that's how subtle it was," Perdue said.
Green, 29, was taken to Duke University Medical Center (search) in Durham, where he was in critical condition Wednesday.
Several members of the Franklin County emergency medical service have been suspended pending an investigation, said Darnell Batton, the county attorney.
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Thread: The living dead.
01-27-2005, 10:16 AM #1
The living dead.Burn<br />LT/EMT/Inst />Central Mat-Su FD<br />Wasilla Alaska
01-27-2005, 10:59 AM #2
Good thing the ME decided to observe before he cut!
Really would've startled then!
I thought EMT's could call a code?Jim
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01-27-2005, 12:33 PM #3
Anybody know the NC protocol for determining death in the field?
01-27-2005, 12:58 PM #4
If I woke up in a body bag....inside the cooler at the morgue..I'd probably die of fright!
Some EMS people need to answer some tough questions....Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
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01-27-2005, 04:49 PM #5
My last D.O.C told us a similar tale that took place back when she was an RN in training. EMS was transferring a DOA to the morgue when the deceased sat up fighting with the body bag. The orderley who was accompanying the EMS guys promptly LITERALLY had a heart attack and was off work for months. The "DOA" was released from the bag and lived to a ripe old age. The EMS workers were never heard from again.
I think if I didn't have a heart attack, I'd either die or severely mess myself
01-27-2005, 06:16 PM #6
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- Loco madidus effercio in rutilus effercio.
I work part time doing 'body removals' and I will admit that having such a thing happen is certainly one of my biggest concerns.
Its bad enough when you know you need to tighten the stretcher straps so that the body wont move because you are going to be doing some tight manoeuvring in tiny hallways - and the body "MOANS" in your EAR!
Scared me so bad I could not even SQUEEK. Which was a good thing because the family was in the living room just down the hall. And my partner the everlasting Smart***** said something like "Oh ya got a moaner eh?"If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)
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01-28-2005, 02:59 AM #7
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A steam pipe in the wall "moaned "as I read that... I had to go change
01-28-2005, 03:06 AM #8
When I respond to 10-7's, I expect them to move. That way, if they do.....I'm already pointing at the door!
Haven't had one move, but I am prepared if they do!YGBSM!
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