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  1. I was wondering that because I saw a medic gives a children mask to an adult, who admittedly had a relatively small face. I was wondering whether he did right. Don't those masks have different capacities appropriate to certain ages, or is the choice purely based on the size of the person face? Personally, I thought the mask looked a bit too small on her face.
  2. That makes sense, and that's the explanation I've been looking for. Thank you.
  3. In flail chest, the official resource says to apply a little pressure on the injured side, such as with your hand even. What are the physiological reasons for that? What good does it do?
  4. Thanks I'll from now on only trust my listening sense when it comes to BP pressure then.
  5. I always wanted to know, does the systolic start from the moment you can HEAR anything, or from the moment where the indicator starts to jitter?
  6. Wow. Interesting to read the split replies! What if it's not acute? Can O2 alone do the job? (I'd imagine anyway a first aider should call an ambulance since he/she doesn't have the knowledge or equipment to know whether it's acute or not). Not sure have such a thing in Israel that I can call and it'd give me permission. In Israel, the regular ambulances don't even carry it. Only the advanced ambulances. How can it make it worse? Well, oxygen is allowed. After you go through the course and they teach you how to use it, it's ok.
  7. Say you're a first aider and you're called for an asthma attack case. You give the girl oxygen for now. But you have no inhalers in your bag and the patient forgot hers, but you have people offering to give her theirs. Would you give her somebody else's inhaler to use? Or would you just wait for improvement and if condition doesn't improve-- call an ambulance? Seems like the latter makes more sense, but I guess using somebody else's inhaler isn't so detrimental-- particularly if the patient recognizes her medications. Right?
  8. Vorenus - Yes I am from Israel. I've seen it in use a few times but I just don't see how it makes a difference. Our national rescue service keeps using it because they already invested money in it. Thanks for the detailed stuff, croaker.
  9. "Just because it isn't freely bleeding right now, doesn't mean it won't later." Good point!
  10. So in other words "it doesn't matter how you bandage it as long as the bandage stay on and it doesn't get infected"?
  11. Say someone got a relatively deep cut that probably need stitches, and let's say there isn't much bleeding. Do you bandage it hard and strong or do you just bandage it to cover it? I would imagine that the hospital would want the skin to stay separated if they're anyway gonna stitch it, no? So if it's not bleeding, there's no real need to apply a bandage that creates pressure on the cut?
  12. I'm surprised a search for "resqpump" didn't yield any result. I'm talking about this thing: In Israel it's it wide use because our national rescue company did a massive purchase of it, but my instructor said "using your good old hands and this device has the same effect, really." I even saw hands used despite having this device in one CPR in one of my volunteering. Question is, is this device used around the globe where you live? What do you think of it? Do you prefer to use your hands?
  13. LOL. BTW, why is it better than be faster than slower (if these are the only 2 options)?
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