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Authors: Grant Barker, MS4
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Tim Montrief, MD MPH
Jackson Memorial Health System/University of Miami
AAEM/RSA Publications and Social Media Committee Member
While spearfishing for lionfish off the coast of Key West during one of our yearly excursions, my father was unfortunate enough to graze a lionfish’s spines with his thumb. Within the next ten minutes, he was hyperventilating and in extreme pain. On our small boat with just a rudimentary first aid kit, thirty miles from shore, we had minimal interventions at our disposal. What would your next step in treatment?