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Matthew99

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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)?
  14. Question is at topic title. I'll reiterate. Let's say someone is doing chest compressions but he's not hitting 100 per minute exactly. Is it better than he'd be at 110 or 90? Or 120 VS 80.... etc
  15. Are paramedics allowed to pop back shoulders into place?
  16. I think the scissors idea is best. Although I'm not entirely sure whether scissors can cut the hairs short enough? and I'm talking about the medical scissors you generally use
  17. So I see now it would've been a mistake forcing him to a typical sling position. That clears it. Thanks for settings me straight.
  18. I'm asking this question because it happened to my friend a few days ago and I wasn't sure how to properly sling his arm. So this is the question: If someone has a dislocated shoulder, and you dress him with a sling, but he tells you it really really hurts when his arm with the dislocated shoulder is close to his body (touching the abdomen) like this: But it really DOESN'T 't hurt when the arm isn't close to his body:(when the shoulder is flexed and the arm is raised a bit) - kinda like this Would you put the sling differently to make him comfortable or the same usual way as in the top pic despite his incredible pain in this position? I wanted him to feel comfortable because he is my friend, so that's what I did an we just rushed him to the hospital like that. I wasn't sure if what I did was the right medical thing to do.
  19. So I have a topic title, even tags, and of course content to my post in the "Students" section, I press "Post New Topic" and it thinks for some time then tells me "You must enter a post."
  20. Hah, so you keep the expired pads and not throw them away? Probably in the next shift another medic would see your expired pads and throw them away But I guess they have the same effect as cold wax.
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