What are three of the general complications associated with firearm wounds?

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  1. gilbeiry

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    What are three of the general complications associated with firearm wounds?
     
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    Death!
     
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    1: Somebody is shooting at you.

    2: You havn't stopped him.

    3: You havn't stopped him.
     
  4. bwchase

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    Complications meaning post trama. 1.Infection, 2.rejection of margional tssue and 3.foreign body presence limiting and or loss of function, and/or pain.

    Why do you ask?

    I would also add lawsuits and more civil and possible criminal exposure than you could ever imagine.

    Emotional trama on both parts.

    Lastly, cost of ammo in this environment.
     
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    This is your first post? Really? Kinda scary.
     
  6. Bob D

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    Someone's trying to pass a test. I'd say Blood loss, Tissue damage, and Shock.
     
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    Is this on the test? Because I totally didn't study for it- was out late last night trying to hook up with a hottie from Kappa Gamma at Starbucks.
     
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    1) Ow.
    2) Darn it.
    3) Ow!
     
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    Well if you are looking for a text book answer;

    Temporary wound channel
    Permanent wound channel
    Shrapnel
     
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    Intense Pain
    Toxic Shock
    Excruciating Death

    All in that order...
     
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    Wounded bad guy still a threat

    Dealing with cops

    Lawyers
     
  12. Medic!

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    On the battlefield or in a clinical seting? I can tell you that a sucking chest wound has a set of problems quit diferent than a head wound with grey brain matter showing.
     
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    Screaming like a baby because it hurts.:laugh:
     
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    Too general a question to give a good answer, really. Abdominal, thoracic, head, extremities all have different issues. An abdominal wound might have less immediate concern (depending on caliber) but long term issues are critical...(in the old days, gut shots were a mortal wound).

    Better read the lesson a bit better, your text book will probably give the answer your teacher is trying to get you to write down..
     
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    1) Entrance wound

    2) Exit wound

    3) Powder burn

    What other 3 complications are there?
     
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    The old Army first aid was, Stop the Bleeding (Normally a pressure dressing), Protect the wound (again the dressing plus a splint if needed), treat for shock (The first two steps help as well as positioning the body, IV fluids, Food, water, blanket etc.)
     
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    Almost...

    (In general terms)

    1. Stop the bleeding (up to and including a turniquet as a last resort)

    2. Make sure the airway is clear (up to and including CPR)

    3. Treat for shock, and seek/send for medical aid.
     
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    And here my buddy that has had these problems,both giving and receiving,said it was
    placing the shot
    dragging the body and
    digging the hole
     
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    One of the nasty effects that's characteristic of a GSW which doesn't appear in e.g. a stab wound is fabric carried deep into the puncture. It's hard to get all the fibers out, and it'll abscess if you don't.

    As mentioned above, the marginal tissue can look patent but still turn necrotic, so it's hard to know how much to excise.
     

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