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Treat For Shock

Treat For Shock

Posted by Ross Francis on Jun 1st 2017

The final segment of our "Stop the bleeding, start the breathing, treat for shock" algorithm is perhaps the most ambiguous of them all.Shock is the "nickname" for Hypoperfusion, or a lack of oxygen and nutrients getting to the body's cells and decreased ability to get rid of waste products such as C …
Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Posted by Ross Francis on May 19th 2017

Continuing through our "Stop the bleeding, start the breathing, treat for shock" discussion from a few weeks ago, today we'll cover breathing.If a trauma patient is having difficulty breathing they will show it! The average adult takes about 12-20 breaths per minute and takes those breaths easily wi …
High Altitude: Get Acclimated or Fail to Prepare

High Altitude: Get Acclimated or Fail to Prepare

Posted by Nicholas Zuber on May 3rd 2017

It’s that time again, when the quiet mountain passes of Colorado become congested with fifth wheel campers and other nefarious forms of outdoor recreational vehicles, generally hailing from a state inhabited by a lone star and many of my exes. Being out in the sun and wilderness is one of the most e …