Hi guys, anyone perhaps know where I can get my hands on a Statpack Foldaway Airway module? Mine has been stolen along with my car and I'm unable to locate another one, it seems like they aren't manufactured anymore.
Working on an ALS response vehicle for a private service here in South Africa.
We work long week/short week schedule.
On: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 6am to 6pm with standby at night from home.
Off: Wednesday and Thursday
On: Wednesday and Thursday...
Diabetic emergency at a wedding. Usually an ILS/BLS ambulance would be dispatched for this but seeing that there were no busses available dispatch requested that we (ALS/Response Vehicle) go and stabilise the patient so long.
O/A: 64yo male sitting in a chair, alert and oriented. Pt states that...
I would appreciate some advise/ inputs on the possible causes of the following pt's ECG.
We were on our way to do a transfer when we came across a pedestrian that was struck by a lmv on the highway.
O/A the patient (approximately 25years old) was lying supine on the road with a...
I guess my night shift can't get any worse. Drove over a concrete block on the highway while responding to a mass casualty incident. Both rims on the left side of the rapid response vehicle (VW Golf 7) is FUBAR, as well as the vehicle's suspension.
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Also had a successful resuscitation last week without defibrillation.
60 y/o female collapsed at the busy beach front (no bystander CPR, lifeguards places a 40% O2 mask on her though...) . Known CHF pt.
O/A pt was unresponsive, ECG confirmed very slow PEA. 10 minutes into resuscitation ECG...
Im currently in my 3rd year of studies, busy doing my Bachelors degree in Emergency Medical Care and Rescue. We start with clinical practice shifts in year one. We need to work shifts at the following places.
Ambulance/ESV shifts (On an ILS/BLS bus)
Casualty/ ED shifts
Good day guys. I would like some input from you guys about two questions regarding pelvic binding/splinting especially when using a sheet.
1. When assessing the pelvis (palpating etc) and a "instability"/ fracture is noticed will you then hold the pelvis in that position and then let your...
Our first call was also our last call of the night shift.
Self inflicted GSW to the head with a .45 acp pistol (bloody nice 1911 by the way).
Thought the guy was DOA when we saw the massive amount of blood, CSF and brain matter coming out of a fist size hole in his head but he still had agonal...
Had a similar case here in South Africa a month or 2 ago.
Pt was stabbed approximately 1cm above sternal notch. O/A pt was found on a couch with a massive amount of blood on the floor, couch and his clothes. The wound was still bleeding.
Pt was +- GCS 12 O/A but quickly deteriorated to GCS...
For the amount of blood that this patient lost he was actually very stable.
Unfortunately we had to wait for an ambulance to transport because we cannot transport in our response vehicle.
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Sorry for digging up this old thread,
This specific case still confuses me sometimes.
She called us because it was the first time that she ever had vaginal bleeding (of this kind).
We (me and the advanced life support paramedic) checked and double checked her BP manually and with the monitor...