All things medical. In this group, we discuss patient assessment, medical emergencies, triage and other emergency medical topics.
Latest Activity: May 17, 2013
Remembering everything we have to do from a medical perspective in an emergency situation can be challenging. The emergency medical services has developed a bunch of mnemonics that will help you keep everything straight. DCAP-BTLS is one of…Continue
Started by David Dejewski. Last reply by Robert H. Hopkins Aug 26, 2012.
When approaching a patient, try to do so in a non-threatening manner. Their heart rate may already be elevated and their stress level is likely higher than normal. Bringing calm to a patient as they deal with a crisis is perhaps one of the best…Continue
Started by David Dejewski. Last reply by David Dejewski Aug 14, 2012.
The halo test is something I learned many years ago that is useful for determining whether or not there is cerebral spinal fluid in blood from a head wound. This, in turn gives the provider some idea of the severity and extent of a head wound.…Continue
Started by David Dejewski. Last reply by David Dejewski Aug 10, 2012.
Keeping a record of what you're doing while delivering emergency medicine is extremely important. Prehospital records not only communicate up the medical chain, but they become a part of the patient's official medical record and may be used in court…Continue
Started by David Dejewski Aug 31, 2012.
This video provides some idea of patient assessment testing requirements. It does not give a good idea of assessment flow, of interacting with the patient, or of collecting or verbalizing SAMPLE history, AVPU or other important medical elements of a…Continue
Started by David Dejewski Aug 9, 2012.