1 Rock 5 Stitches

Sutura Base Central

At 8am Friday December 31st 2010, the walk in small surgery clinic of the main base attended to 32yo Jose Stanley Galvez who presented with a small contusion and clean laceration of his left eyelid. He states he and his friend were in the “HulaHula” area of downtown at 1am when there was a “misunderstanding” with another group of peers that assaulted him with a rock. Clinic worker Dora de Lovo provided care to Jose who states he is grateful he did not lose his eye during the altercation.  

After applying 70cc of Lidocaine, Dora used a Synature brand size 6-0 monofilament polypropylene (0.7 metric) to make five stitches. CDS wishes Stanely a quick recovery and educated him to be careful while walking downtown at night. Photos: Mark Hoffman 

Sutura Base Central 2010
Sutura Base Central 2010


Edgar Jhonny Ramos Stable

Jhonny y Alcides

EMS brigade leader of Comandos de Salvamento Edgar Jhonny was hospitalized last week in the Soyapango Amatepeq hospital due to acute symptoms of possible appendicitis. He was released today in stable condition and will be under weekly observation to determine if surgery is necesarry. Comandos from the Central Base transported Jhonny with his wife Natalie, and son Robin from the hospital to their home in San Bartolo. Comandos de Salvamento Central wishes Jhonny a swift recovery. Photo: Mark Hoffman


Alcohol Intoxication in the Tiendona

La Tiendona 12_30_10

At 830pm, Comando EMS members Manuel Juarez and Reynaldo Carrillo attended to 36 yo Juan Carlos Peña who presented with symptoms of possible alcohol poisoning. He was accompanied by Juan Javier Peña who had contacted the main base of CDS for help. The patient was securely transported to the Molina Hospital in Soyapango and turned over to higher level of care. Photo: Mark Hoffman


Recovery at Tomayate River

SAR Cadaver Recovery.

At 1230pm, the Comandos SAR team was dispatched to recover a cadaver that was found near the Colonia Ismania Km 9.5 Troncal del Norte Highway in the Tomayate river. The public prosecutors office at the scene disclosed the name of the deceased as 26 yo Herberth Alirio Henriquez Hernandez. The cause of death was not determined due to high levels of decomposition.


Salvadoran EMS, USAR and Community Health

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