Photo of the Week: NC's Onslow EMS debuts whole blood on ambulances

The new addition will allow providers to administer life-saving blood transfusions on scene or during transport


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This week's Photo of the Week comes from Onslow County EMS in North Carolina, which recently began stocking whole blood in its ambulances. Providers can now replace blood volume in patients during the critical early minutes after trauma occurs. Division Head David Grovdahl called the addition a "giant leap forward" for trauma care in the state's eastern region.

Onslow County EMS Division Head David Grovdhal displays a bag of whole blood. (Photo/Onslow County EMS)
Onslow County EMS Division Head David Grovdhal displays a bag of whole blood. (Photo/Onslow County EMS)
(Photo/Onslow County EMS)
(Photo/Onslow County EMS)
(Photo/Onslow County EMS)
(Photo/Onslow County EMS)
From left to right: Cmdr. Joseph Kotara, Onslow County Camp Lejeune EMS system medical director; Onslow County Manager Sharron Russel; Mike Patterson, The Blood Connection; Dr. Marshall Fink, Onslow County Camp Lejeune EMS system medical director; Trauma Nurse Beverly McAnallen-Szybka, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune coordinator; Onslow EMS Division Head David Grovdhal, Onslow County/Camp Lejeune system administrator. (Photo/Onslow County EMS)
From left to right: Cmdr. Joseph Kotara, Onslow County Camp Lejeune EMS system medical director; Onslow County Manager Sharron Russel; Mike Patterson, The Blood Connection; Dr. Marshall Fink, Onslow County Camp Lejeune EMS system medical director; Trauma Nurse Beverly McAnallen-Szybka, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune coordinator; Onslow EMS Division Head David Grovdhal, Onslow County/Camp Lejeune system administrator. (Photo/Onslow County EMS)

 

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