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Is ATLS wrong about palpable blood pressure estimates? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Sun 31 Mar 2013 12:00am In Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), we learn that a carotid, femoral, and radial pulse correlates to a certain systolic blood pressure (SBP) in hypotensive trauma patients.  Specifically ATLS states:   Carotid pulse only = SBP 60 – 70 mmHg  Carotid & Femoral pulse only = SBP 70 – 80 mmHg  Radial pulse ... Read on »
Check Your Own Pulse First by Emily M. Registered Nurse Posted Fri 11 Jul 2008 7:11am “Someone please get a pulse ox and a non-rebreather!” My urgent voice sent two medical assistants running. I walked into the room and the patient was working hard to breathe. He needed more oxygen and a monitor so we could see how much oxygen was circulating in his blood. The nurse on the medical-surgical floor knew her patient was not do ... Read on »
Non Invasive Eye Test Can Accurately Detect Carotid Artery Stenosis–Condition That Makes People Vulnerable to Strokes by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 10 Jun 2012 7:28pm This makes sense with seeing the condition of the eyes through the test which can be done during a regular eye exam.  According to the press release the test is accurate in identifying patients who have clogged arteries.  The process is used quite a bit in Europe and not much across the US, according to the press release.  We read all the ... Read on »
How to estimate LV ejection fraction rapidly at the bedside , without echocardiography ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 6:38am The LV ejection fraction ,  is  the most revered medical parameter for both physicians and cardiologists.There are anesthetists and surgeons , who  do not  operate  a  cardiac patient  without knowing it.There are  physicians  who  do monthly assessment of EF in their patients  with dilated  cardiomyopathy. Now ,every one is interested to k ... Read on »
Who will help during a cardiac arrest? by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:14pm I would like to share an event that I witnessed and was a part of this evening while out to dinner with friends and my wife. Earlier in the evening we went out to dinner to a restaurant that we have been to several times and have enjoyed, mostly due to the establishment's eclectic décor and menu. The food is quite good. We were sitting at ou ... Read on »
Termination of Resuscitation, Part 2 by Adam THOMPSON Posted Fri 27 Nov 2009 3:08am Photo courtesy of Unity VFD, Pa. You are a medic student currently volunteering for a fire department but work as an EMT. You are on the computer at the fire station studying for class when you get a call for a single vehicle MVC with unknown injuries. You and another EMT, Bill, who is more experienced than you, as well as a first responder, ... Read on »
57 yom CC: Cardiac arrest by JASON WINTER Posted Thu 25 Feb 2010 4:24am Here's another interesting case submitted by a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. While we're on the subject, I'd like to thank my readers for the interesting case studies that have been coming in! This is what the Web 2.0 experience is all about! We're learning a lot from each other and that's the difference between editing a blog and ... Read on »
A Near Miss…! by Kingmagic of Purpleplus .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:47pm    As we approached the address we turned off the blue lights and pulled the vehicle up behind the police car already on scene. A quick scan of the immediate area showed that we were in one of the better parts of Big City…no burnt out cars, no gangs of kids, no loud hip hop/gansta noise and all the street lights seemed to be working. T ... Read on »
Part II by Ninjamedic Patient Expert Posted Wed 20 May 2009 12:41pm The nurse standing next to me murmured 'dang, girl! you like yo job much? But you know whut? I'm glad you said it. Needed to be said. That mofo cusses at us all the dang time and I'm sick of it...' "What the hell is going on in here?!" The PA from fast track had heard the doc shouting and cussing and had come to investigate. "NM told t ... Read on »
48 year old male... Post PEA cardiac arrest. by JASON WINTER Posted Tue 08 Dec 2009 5:55am EMS called to an 48 year old male, found collapsed on the floor with a GCS of 3, clinical presentation & observations are showed as follows: Resps 6 per min Pale and diaphoretic HR: - 74 BP: - 70/49 GCS - 3 Sp02: 89%, 100% achieved after ventilation using B.V.M Blood sugar: - 4.1 mmol/I Not on any r ... Read on »