|Principles of management of impalement injury|
|1)||The pre-hospital providers should leave the impaled object in situ to provide a possible tamponade effect and permit the focus on rapid transport as the goal|
|2)||The patient should be rapidly stabilized and transported, preferably to a trauma center and|
|3)||The patient should be rapidly assessed and resuscitated in the emergency department, avoiding any unnecessary tests that delay care, and then transported to the operating room for definitive care.|
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