Syrinth (syrinth) wrote in little_details,

Hospital procedures

Time: Early-Mid 90s
Place: New York City
Searched: surgery room contamination, ambulance procedures

I have a character who has been mortally wounded by a knife and left in an alley. His boyfriend finds him and calls for help, when the ambulance arrives would they let him come along for the ride automatically? What is the protocol there?

Additionally, once arriving at the hospital, would the victim be admitted to surgery immediately since the wounds are pretty clearly life threatening? If so, the boyfriend would be seperated from him almost immediately upon entering the hospital correct?

How would the hospital explain what happened? One of my betas said that my use of "... the stab wounds were deep..." isn't appropriate terminology but I have no idea how else they'd describe them. Penetrative wounds perhaps?

Finally, as far as protocol goes, I've been ignoring the fact that they're gay and the boyfriend is obviously panicking so it's obvious that they're together. If this would have any significant effect on interactions at the hospital that would be nice to know as well.

Many thanks, my google-fu is rather weak.
Tags: 1990-1999, usa: health care and hospitals, usa: new york: new york city, ~medicine: emts/paramedics, ~medicine: injuries: stab wounds

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