Wilderness Medicine Case Study 9
You are a paddle raft guide guide on the Penobscot river in Northern Maine. Running Nesowadnehunk Falls one of your guests, a 16-year-old boy in the bow of the raft, Peter, hit himself in the face with the T-grip of his paddle when the raft slammed into the hole. He said his eye doesn't hurt very much (2 out of 10) and that he can see okay, but he has a slight headache (see photo).
What do you think is wrong with Peter and what should you do? Click here to find out.
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