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How Doctors Treated the Thai Boys in the Harrowing Minutes After They Were Freed from Cave Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 April 2019 00:00
 
In a Live Science article by Rachael Rettner, we get a fascinating description of emergency medicine in action:
The harrowing rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand captured the world's attention last summer. But after the extraordinary feat to get them out of the cave, the work was far from over: The boys  and their coach needed urgent medical care to prevent the occurrence of critical health issues such as hypothermia, according to a new report. The brief report, published today (April 3) in the The New England Journal of Medicine, describes how the boys and their coach were treated immediately after they were pulled from the cave, before they were transported to a hospital via helicopter or ambulance. When doctors first saw the boys, they had been anesthetized with the drug ketamine so that they would be unconscious during the grueling journey out of the cave in the arms of experienced divers.
 
Last Updated on Friday, 05 April 2019 17:24
 


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