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What Would You Do? Wednesday-ATV Crash

It’s once again Wednesday, which means once again it’s time for me to give you a video scenario.  Watch the video, and respond in the comments or on twitter (use #wwydwednesday) with your thoughts.   113 more words

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Airway Management is the Bomb Diggety

“Bomb diggety” means super important as well as awesome.  That’s how excited I am about airway management.  I’m pulling a cop-out this week; work has been very busy, and I’ve been working hard to buy a vehicle.   103 more words

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"What Would You Do?" Wednesday-Ski Crash

It’s that time of the week again, AKA, “What Would You Do? Wednesday,” where I give you a video to watch as a scenario.  Last week we watched a mountain bike crash, and discussed loss of consciousness and head, neck, and back injuries.   104 more words

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Managing Altered Mental Status in the Outdoors

I’ve been on a bit of a kick about altered mental status lately.  My reasoning behind this is that determining a patient’s mental status is one of the first things we as medical care providers do when assessing our patient.   1,580 more words

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So, What Would You Do? Mountain Bike Accident

On Wednesday, I posted the latest installment of “What Would You Do?” Wednesday; I gave you a video of a mountain bike crash to watch, and I asked you to share your thoughts and treatment plans. 1,169 more words

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"What Would You Do?" Wednesday-Mountain Biking Accident

It’s that time of the week again, where I post a scenario and you tell me what you’d do.  Last week we watched a video of a climbing rescue in Banff National Park.   150 more words

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Level of Consciousness 101

As medical providers, the most important thing we do is patient assessment.  Patient assessment alerts us to life-threatening and not-so-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, and allows us to see changes in patient status over time.   604 more words

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