Thursday, May 17, 2007
If you come in to my ED after placing a shotgun over your heart and pulling the trigger AND I take the ultrasound probe (pictured here on a very nice sonosite machine) to look for heart activity AND, after taking off the bandage that covers the wound, the ultrasound probe DISAPPEARS into your right and left ventricles, then you are DEAD. No, AngelFlight crew, there were never any pulses even with CPR- you are liars or fools. I hereby dub this the "vanishing probe" sign of death and it should be recognized with other sure indicators of death like rigor-mortis, decapitation, fixed and dilated pupils with asystole in three leads, and vaporization in an atomic blast.
Posted by 911DOC at Thursday, May 17, 2007