You are working at Clerkship General Hospital when EMS calls in a female with opioid overdose, but she won’t stop complaining of leg pain…

Initial Vitals:

Temp: 98

BP: 120/80

HR: 89

RR: 20

O2 Sat: 100%

Critical Actions:

  • Treat patient’s pain without NSAIDs (history of solitary kidney)
  • Assess patient’s leg pain beyond the point of just fracture vs. no fracture
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of compartment syndrome
  • Get orthopedic surgery to bedside emergently for fasciotomy
  • Recognize and treat rhabdomyolysis