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April 26, 2021

A man that was brought in as a pre hospital cardiac arrest. He was evaluated in ED 2 days prior for falls and weakness, was recommended to stay, but signed out AMA. EMS was called to his home for a fall. EMS witnessed seizure like activity followed by unresponsiveness and asystole. He was pronounced in the ED prior to any work up. Would this be a PTOS patient?

The patient had a new mechanism of injury (fall), and since he expired rapidly and no workup was completed, he can be captured as PTOS.

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