Blood Products

Little lecture review on blood products for your CCEMTP or FP-C exams!

Blood Products

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Mr. Coy Barton on ACLS

The one and only Coy Barton talks about his way of managing his per-arrest patient. By utilizing time great time management and using his little Pearls, you will be sure to smoke your next ACLS megacode.

Coy discusses that with the new emphasis on ACLS and the AHA stressing good and constant CPR you should be able to rotate compressors and do rhythm analysis in no time at all. By having the airway man check a pulse at 1:55 into that CPR cycle you can confirm good pulse producing compressions as well as identify early where a good pulse was felt once compressions stop to do a rhythm check. This will hopefully eliminate the classic paramedic expression “I think a feel a pulse??!!”.

Great stuff Coy!!

Pain Management Myth

I here medics all the time stating that “I can’t give pain medications to treat your gut wrenching abdominal pain because it will prevent the doctor from doing their examination and mask symptoms.” Well, this is a bold face lie! As a matter of fact you might even be able to get a BETTER exam done by tking away there tremendous pain and allowing you pin point the pain more precisely.

I understand that we as medics are bound by protocol and will do whatever our medical says to do, just know that this exists and if you get the oppurtunity to treat abdominal pain..DO IT!

Here are a few articles about this:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1070812/
http://www.parkhurstexchange.com/clinical-reviews/mar08-p70
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