Acute abdominal pain that triggers our program’s evacuation protocols. The pain is increased with movement and jarring and has persisted for more than 12 hours.
Use the cell phone to contact the program base and request helicopter evacuation for evaluation of this patient by a physician. If the cell does not work, a party of four will hike to the trailhead and call on land line.
Patient will be kept as comfortable as possible. If evacuation is delayed, clear fluids will be given if tolerated to prevent dehydration and shock. Otherwise, nothing by mouth.