ONE WAY TICKET 000

A vacation at the ol’ triple zero.

Definition/Summary:

One Way Ticket:

  • Permanent travel to a final destination “Death”

Triple Zero:

  • When resuscitation is futile
    Unconscious-No pulse-No respiration

Triple Zero

  1. A patient who is not viable and for whom resuscitation efforts would be fruitless
    . Unconscious
    . No pulse
    . No respiration
  2. EMT or Emergency responders use this as a basis for reading the vitals and if a person may be helped
  3. The term “Triple Zero” clearly alerts hospital personnel that a patient has suffered irreversible
    biological death
  4. This trigger phrase indicates a patient who is unconscious, non-breathing, pulseless, has no breath/heart sound & has indications of death

Expanded info:

  1. OOO’s
    Decapitation
    Thoracic/abdominal transection
    Massive cranial/cerebral destruction of skull
    Rigor mortis without profound hypothermia
    Mummification or dehydration
    Putrification
    Incineration
    Frozen state
    Trauma where CPR is impossible

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