Clinical case




Decision Making: Care Coordination


A 21-year-old patient is admitted to the ED with a possible thoracic spine injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident. He and his friends were racing on the freeway when he collided with another vehicle and flipped over. He is very angry, crying and reporting severe pain. When you walk into the treatment room, you find his girlfriend yelling at him for being “stupid” and crying hysterically. His father and his mother are on their way as they want to accompany him. They come from another city and are expected to arrive in about 3 hours.


1. Which members of the health team can you call to help you in this situation and why?

2. Instructions that have 100 words and do not copy and paste.

3. Updated References

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