|From Helicopter to the Shakeout Shed|
|SSG Hemmerle, SSG Duffy, SPC DeLeon, and CPT Abordo|
|ATLS Section in Action|
The secondary assessment is done by turning the patient from side to side to examine for further injuries. Xrays are taken, and, if necessary, the patient is taken to the OR.
The 909th staff has performed this routine so many times, that it is poetry in motion to watch. They are incredibly calm, effective and efficient at their duties. There is no wasted movement. I wish I could show you a film of them in action. Suffice it to say, our soldiers couldn't receive any better treatment anywhere else!
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