Written by Roland Bal. These case studies of PTSD are mostly from people I have worked with over the years, with some fictitious elements added or parts omitted, simply to highlight the mechanisms and dissociation processes of trauma. Unfortunately, as with many things, it has become big business. Rather than being carefully skeptical and hesitant about surgery, it has become the norm to undergo it, in some countries at least, even for minor issues that can easily be treated by non-invasive therapies. John is a middle-aged man who recently went through an open-heart bypass procedure.
Trauma Case Reports
Case Studies PTSD and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
On arrival, you found a year-old male, Darren, who had reportedly been shot after a heated argument with another male. Police were on scene and have secured the premises, but have not arrested the assailant. Darren was supine on the kitchen floor in a large pool of blood spreading across the tiled floor around his left shoulder, reaching above the head and down to the hips. The left side of his shirt was heavily bloodstained from shoulder to waist.
Trauma nursing: an advanced practice case study
The trauma code was announced at am; a child in a motor vehicle accident outside of town, alert and in distress. The staff rushed to prepare the trauma room. The child arrived at am and was pronounced dead at am; just 1 hour into a 12 hour shift in the Emergency Department ED.
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