May 15th, 2016

Injuries from bomb blast (glass from a window) and field treatment with complications

Ok. I tried searching for window bomb injury, bomb blast injury OR injuries, glass injury/injuries, triage glass injury, and then I realized my question was too complicated and specific to try to narrow down to search engine terms. I also desperately googled "what would happen if you stood in front of a window when a bomb went off?" to unsurprisingly fruitless results.

So Character A is standing in front of his bedroom window when a bomb lands near the house - not so near as to level the house (yet), but near enough that it shatters the window, obviously injuring him, but not killing him - yet. Character B is an educated and experienced street medic for organized crime, so he's got plenty of field experience and a lot of equipment on-hand, but he's also caught somewhat unprepared because within maybe a 10 minute window, a second bomb severely damages the house and they have to escape before it collapses. Then I need Character A to get sepsis (the antibiotics were in the house that is now rubble, and all characters are now trapped in a small pocket of space defined by the rubble that was once the house, the back garden and the bomb shelter in the garden, so there is no further access to help) and die, but not too quickly. I did read that I can basically make the sepsis part take as long or as short as I need, so that's good. But I need to know how threatening the other injuries are, because Character B would presumably know, and it might affect the timeline and/or the actual cause of Character A's death.

So many more questions under the cutCollapse )
I'm not sure this is all of my questions, but I feel like this post is enormous and rambling as it is. Thank you in advance!