Trau·ma  Junk· ie  ( 'trau-m&  'j&[ng]-kE) n. Slang
  1. One who has an insatiable interest, devotion or addiction to responding and assisting people with serious injury or shock to the body, as from violence or an accident.

One for the record books...

Panic values recently seen on an ABG:

PaCO2: 102 mmHg (Normal range 35-45)
pH: 7.215 (Normal range 7.35-7.45)

These values are AFTER the patient has been on BiPAP 18/8, rate of 12 for about the past 9 hours.

On transfer to ICU, he was on 2L NC, SpO2 97%.

I kid you not. Alert and oriented x3. Transferred himself from the stretcher to the bed.

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