Augusta IHC Rhabdomyolysis Diagnosis (2022)

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Incident Date: 4/14/2022

[State]: Virginia
[Date]: 04/14/2022
[Incident Type]: Medical or Exertion or Heat

George Washington – Jefferson NFs, Virginia: A member of an IHC was transported to the hospital for Rhabdo. The crew had been working on their critical 80 hours and while doing project work, the crewmember noticed his urine was dark. The crewmember quickly notified the crew EMT, who contacted the Superintendent, who then transported the individual to the ER. Lab work confirmed Rhabdo, the crewmember was admitted overnight for treatment. The unit is discussing completing a review, which will likely be an RLS. 

[This data was provided by the USFS Weekly Summary Report.]

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