Question: In recerts we were informed that if we are extricating a patient who suffered blunt trauma and they go VSA in front of us. We are to run it as a medical arrest since it was witnessed? Is this true?

I just read a previous MAC post and it stated: ANSWER: Great question! Assuming this is a first arrest, the correct sequence would be to pull over, confirm the patient is VSA, begin CPR, and follow the Trauma Cardiac Arrest Medical Directive which includes one rhythm analysis.

Could you please clarify this?