Rob Fenwick, Tim Nutbeam
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 10, Iss. 4, 06 Apr 2018, pp 158 - 162

Motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) are the leading cause of major trauma in the
UK. The extrication phase following an MVC represents an important and
largely unstudied part of the patient journey from injury to definitive care.
Current methods result in significant patient delays and potential for patient
deterioration. This article reports on the incidence of medical vs. true physical
entrapment following MVCs in a UK population. The low incidence of true
physical entrapment (12%) gives significant potential for clinicians to adapt
extrication plans to optimise care for each patient.

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