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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.

This is JEOPARDY!



***EDIT: Pt was on 100% NRBM in severe respiratory distress. I realize this is a metabolic issue (Partially Compensated Metabolic Acidosis and DKA), so those of you who read the post earlier may have thought intubation wasn't indicated.

The Category:

INITIAL TREATMENT OF
METABOLIC ACIDOSIS

Here's your clue:

This is what you would do after reading a recent ABG, results are as follows:*
pH........................6.88
PCO2........................20
PO2........................140
HCO3.......................2.1



BUUUZZZZZZZZZZ!

What is...intubation, Alex?!




(By the way, the patient was not dead. He was fighting intubation, and they had to restrain him. Crazy, huh?)

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*Legal stuff: JEOPARDY © Sony Pictures Digital, Inc. blah blah blah. Posted in accordance with HIPPA....blah blah blah. No names, no ages, no identifying stuff. If you think it is you (and I'm not sure how you'd know your exact ABG values), it's not. You're intubated in the ICU right now.





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