In a few words

8. The pharyngeal airway

In a few words 8: The pharyngeal airway Jeff Kenneally – www.Prehemt.com Clinical guidelines for managing emergency medical and traumatic problems begin with ‘ensure patent airway’. Patent means the airway ‘pipe’ is open to allow air to move in and […]

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4. Cricoid pressure or BURP

In a few words 4: Cricoid pressure or BURP Jeff Kenneally – www.Prehemt.com Gastric content aspiration is a risk for many patients. Methods to reduce this risk are valuable with intubation arguably the most comprehensive. Cricoid pressure and laryngeal manipulation […]

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5. Tympanic temperature

In a few words 5: Tympanic temperature Jeff Kenneally – www.Prehemt.com Evaluating body temperature is a critical part of the vital signs. Body temperature is unreliable to assess through touch alone. Patients who feel hot or cold may have normal […]

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3. The double load

The double load 19 February 2015 An ambulance typically has one bed in the back. It is flanked by at least one comfortable seat for the treating paramedic, usually two seats and sometimes more. Around them are drawers and cupboards […]

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2. Failure of the heart

Failure of the heart 19 February 2015 Today’s paramedic is barely fazed by a patient presenting with acute pulmonary oedema. Calmly note the puffy breathing and crackles in the chest, pull out the CPAP device and slide it over the […]

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4. The valsalva manoeuvre

In a few words 4: The Valsalva manoeuvre Jeff Kenneally – www.Prehemt.com The Valsalva manoeuvre is a simple and easy to perform method of reverting some forms of supraventricular tachycardia, particularly those that involve AV node re-entry rhythms. It has […]

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