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A Basic Trauma Patient Assessment

This is an 18 year old male patient who has been struck by a car.   

Started by David Dejewski

0 Jan 7, 2013

A Basic Medical Patient Assessment Example

This is for a 74 year old female patient. Watch the video for a good example of the thought process we go through when we conduct a basic m…

Started by David Dejewski

0 Jan 7, 2013

A Basic EMS Notebook

Keeping a record of what you're doing while delivering emergency medicine is extremely important. Prehospital records not only communicate…

Started by David Dejewski

0 Aug 31, 2012

DCAP-BTLS

Remembering everything we have to do from a medical perspective in an emergency situation can be challenging. The emergency medical service…

Started by David Dejewski

2 Aug 26, 2012
Reply by Robert H. Hopkins

Classroom (Un)Realities

Students often get nervous. It can be intimidating to have to demonstrate techniques in front of critical instructors and fellow students.…

Started by David Dejewski

0 Aug 21, 2012

Context - The Great Equalizer

My partners and I used to bet doughnuts that we could out-diagnose the docs back at the hospital. We often did. What we did wasn't a real d…

Started by David Dejewski

0 Aug 19, 2012

Taking Blood Pressure

This is a pretty good video that not only shows how to take a blood pressure, but describes what's going on as the measurement is taken.…

Started by David Dejewski

0 Aug 14, 2012

Approaching Patients

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 li…

Started by David Dejewski

2 Aug 14, 2012
Reply by David Dejewski

The Halo Test

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 f…

Started by David Dejewski

2 Aug 10, 2012
Reply by David Dejewski

Patient Assessment - HNS-CASPER

HNS-CASPER is a helpful mnemonic for getting through a patient assessment. It's something I learned 20+ years ago and still find it helpful…

Started by David Dejewski

0 Aug 9, 2012

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