Tunnel Syndrome is a concept ascribed to new clinicians, paramedics, nurses and doctors who seen a major problem and forget about all other potential problems to the detrement of the patient and themselves.
For example, the doctor who is so concerned about the broken leg, that he or she neglects to check the cervical spine for damage. Or the paramedic who, having seen woman crying and covered in blood runs into a situation, where he or she then gets stabbed by the orginal perpetrator.
This video link is just about the best case of tunnel syndrome I’ve seen and, unfortunately, I’ve met and even worked with a few people like this.
This is particularly funny because I have worked with orthopaedic surgeons who have wanted to operate on a femure fracture, while the patient had an inclosed head injury requiring urgent brain surgery and bur holes!