93Re: EMS and fist aid working together
- Dec 4, 2006--- In E-Chir@yahoogroups.com, KIM MCAULEY <viscountessk@...> wrote:
> Ok, be honest and don't Google... who can say the real name of a BPcuff? And spell it correctly?
... and the one I use on myself at home is digital, bulletproof, and
way more accurate than anybody needs.
But, in 18 years with the Patrol, I've never, ever been trained in the
use of a sphygmo, and probably never will. We consider it useful for
advanced diagnosis, which is beyond the scope of the care we provide.
Airway (patent, partially obstructed, noisy, obstructed, etc)
Breathing (regular, irregular, ragged, etc.)
Pulse (2 locations present/absent, count, strength, condition, etc.)
Level of Consciousness (Glasgow scale)
Skin (colour, condition, temperature, etc.)
Pupil Response (equal/unequal dilation/response, etc.)
Changes in these co-indicate changes in BP (and other things).
Our training is directed at cold weather applications, where the
rubber of a cuff may become brittle, crack, be unreliable. The above
stuff is reliable no matter the temperature.
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