24 Dec 2016

Chilling in the hood? Could freezing gunshot victims save lives

From This Way Up, 12:45 pm on 24 December 2016
Crime Scene

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Nicola Twilley

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A controversial medical trial is taking place in Baltimore, freezing gunshot victims in an attempt to extend "the golden hour', and stop trauma patients from bleeding out.

Nicola Twilley has visited Baltimore to see how consent is being obtained to this EPR (emergency preservation and resuscitation) procedure, and some of the tensions it is creating within the community.

She's written about her experiences for the New Yorker.