95Re: [E-Chir] Re: EMS and fist aid working together
- Dec 4, 2006Really? Care to share the make and model?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Streonwold Wulfesbana (mka Steve Benetti)" <streonwold@...>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 12:51 PM
Subject: [E-Chir] Re: EMS and fist aid working together
> --- In E-Chir@yahoogroups.com, KIM MCAULEY <viscountessk@...> wrote:
>> Ok, be honest and don't Google... who can say the real name of a BP
> cuff? 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.
> Vitals are:
> 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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