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Care at the Medical Treatment Facility
Do not turn the victim over to anyone without
giving a complete account of the situation,
especially if a tourniquet was used or medications
administered. If possible, while en route, write
down the circumstances of the accident, the treat-
ment given, and keep a log of vital signs. After
turning the patient over to the medical treatment
facility, ensure that depleted ambulance supplies
are replaced so that the vehicle is in every way
ready to handle another emergency.
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