Year: 1983 Source: Journal of Trauma, v.23, no.11, (1983), p.976-981 SIEC No: 19850399

Proponents of the “load & go” emergency care philosophy argue that resusitative attempts & intravascular volume replacement at the scene of an injury are ineffective & therefore paramedics should concern themselves solely with transport. However, this view is challenged by the work of the Seattle Fire Department with Aurora Bridge jumpers. Two findings were:a 20-fold reduction in the rate of jumpers DOA at hospital emergency rooms; & a 3-fold increase in the survival rate of injured jumpers.