EMS Educators

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Star of Life

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American Heart Association

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Oct
23

Trauma Injury

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Trauma can be a wound to the body whether intentional or accidental or as shock which can include psychological. Trauma can cause death or be as minor as a hospital visit. This all depends on they type of trauma and the amount of time that has passed since treatment was sought out. There are several different types of trauma. Some of these types are Penetrating trauma, blunt force trauma, and psychological trauma.

Blunt force trauma often occurs when an injury is inflicted which does not pierce the skin nor organs of the body or any internal space of the body. A blunt force trauma can happen intentionally in such instances as a fight or a brutal attack of sorts. It can also happen unintentionally by means of auto accident or as simple as a fall. Blunt force trauma differs from penetrating in that blunt force trauma is not piercing or puncturing, however it can be just as dangerous and in some cases more dangerous.

Penetrating trauma is when an object pierces the skin, organ or body cavity. This can also be an incident where no outside penetration was the cause but a broken bone or other internal body part was the cause of the piercing or puncture without the piercing of the skin. These types of injuries can be like blunt force traumas in that it can be intentional and unintentional. In cases of intentional it can be from a gun shot or a knife from an altercation. As far as unintentional, like blunt force trauma, penetrating can also occur from an automobile accident or a fall.

Psychological trauma is a result from some sort of traumatic event such as a war, seeing others hurt or from direct violence. You can develop psychological trauma during or after a blunt force or penetrating trauma as well. PALS certification also helps to save children who have been injured in a trauma related incident. Psychological traumas can be long term as well as short term depending on the person. Seeing a professional that is certified in that area of medicine is a must when dealing with this type of trauma.

No matter what type of trauma you have, it is very important that you seek proper medical attention. The quicker you seek medical attention, the higher the chance you will have of having a positive outcome without long term complications. Just because you have been involved in an incident or accident in which a form trauma is not immediately observed doesn’t mean its not there. There is always the risk of internal injuries which you may not know about until its too late. In conclusion, do not play around with any type of injury, no how minor. Getting immediate medical help may save your life or the life of another.

Oct
19

Advanced Life Support

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ACLS was developed by the American Heart Association in the early 1970s. The acronym ACLS stands for advanced cardiac life support. The program or certification course teaches health care providers how to deliver cardiac medications as well as advanced airway procedures. The course assumes that you have basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology. In addition, you should know how to interpret EKG’s as well. You will be required to run a mega-code successfully to demonstrate your knowledge in advanced life-support procedures. A 25 question written exam is give to test your knowledge regarding the advanced cardiac life support curriculum.

There is an algorithm known as ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. This particular cardiac dysrhythmia can best be treated by early defibrillation. Depending on how long the patient has been in cardiac arrest you may need to administer CPR for least two minutes prior to providing any defibrillation to the myocardium. ?Treatment must be initiated within 2 or 3 minutes in order for you to be successful.

Oct
07

Georgia Weather

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The whether in Georgia is unpredictable to say the least. We can have weeks and weeks of rain, snow and or hot weather. We really joy all the different seasons we have while living in the South. There many advantages to living in Atlanta Georgia. The weatherman is usually 100% correct all the time. However, there may be times when he is incorrect 100% of the time as well. Nevertheless, we still enjoy many great days. The climate here can be very dry in the letter time or it may be very humid in the summer months.

Unlike any other place you’ve ever been,the Georgia weather forecast is unlike any place in the world. The Greek mythology states that the Georgia winter months will be the best in the world in the year 2011. Even though there are many people that would discount the South having a great winner and excellent summer months, we all know that Georgia is the best place in the world to live. Not to mention it’s a great place to raise children to do at your duties and free your mind to list your soul.

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