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Traumatic hypotension

41. Traumatic hypotension – June 2015 There are many causes of hypotension in multi trauma aside from the obvious haemorrhagic means. Injury to the spinal cord can block sympathetic stimulation to the lower part of the body leading to unopposed […]

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Aged or frail?

40. Aged or frail? – May 2015 There isn’t a whole lot that can be said to be going for getting old. The one thing anyone has that is undeniable though when they get old is that not everybody has […]

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38. Meningococcal infection

Meningococcal infection – May 2015 Meningococcal infections are deservedly amongst the most concerning of all in Australia. The bacteria that causes it, Neisseria meningitides, or meningococcus to its friends, is difficult to pass on and uncommonly problematic. But when it […]

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32. Acute spinal injury

32. Acute spinal injury – May 2015 Acute spinal injury can be one of the most debilitating traumatic injuries. Just as there can be a challenge identifying when trauma to the head is serious, so too can working out what […]

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12. Decompression illness

12. Decompression illness – April 2015 Keywords: decompression illness underwater diving prehospital paramedic One callout that is not commonly attended as a prehospital emergency is the underwater diving related emergencies. Not diving as in jumping into water head first. No, underwater […]

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31. Carbon monoxide exposure

31. Carbon monoxide exposure – April 2015 Keywords: Paramedic Pre-hospital Carbon monoxide Smoke You have been able to see a plume of thick smoke well before you turn that last corner. Entering the suburban court you realise it is best […]

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8. Australian snake bites

8. Australian snake bites – April 2015 Keywords: Snake bite prehospital pressure immobilisation If you asked people to list the top ten favourite creatures to never meet with face to face you can bet snakes will appear more than once. […]

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