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  • Hands Only CPR - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    bystander is not trained in CPR then the bystander should provide hands only CPR Class IIa The rescuer should continue hands only CPR until an automated external defibrillator arrives and is ready for use or EMS providers take over care of the victim If a bystander was previously trained in CPR and is confident in his or her ability to provide rescue breaths with minimal interruptions in chest compressions then the bystander should provide either conventional CPR using a 30 2 compression to ventilation ratio Class IIa or hands only CPR Class IIa The rescuer should continue CPR until an automated external defibrillator arrives and is ready for use or EMS providers take over care of the victim If the bystander was previously trained in CPR but is not confident in his or her ability to provide conventional CPR including high quality chest compressions ie compressions of adequate rate and depth with minimal interruptions with rescue breaths then the bystander should give hands only CPR Class IIa The rescuer should continue hands only CPR until an automated external defibrillator arrives and is ready for use or EMS providers take over the care of the victim Some of the Facts Adequate oxygen exists within the blood during at least the first 10 mins of cardiac arrest Even a totally occluded airway during the first 6 mins of cardiac arrest does not compromise survival if reasonable circulation is provided with chest compressions Telephone dispatcher guided BLS cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR has likewise shown no survival disadvantage to chest compression only CPR when compared with telephone guided standard BLS CPR Manikin exit testing at course completion has revealed significant advantages of the simplified approach compared with standard CPR courses for the lay public Campaign Videos Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council This campaign was awarded

    Original URL path: http://www.medicore.ie/blog/first-aid-and-medical/hands-only-cpr.html (2015-10-30)
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  • Pre-Hospital Assessment of Stroke - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Many hospitals that provide thrombolysis can only do so during office hours or on an intermittent basis Acute rehabilitation is recorded as being available to just one in four patients Tens of thousands of people who return home or enter nursing homes after a stroke have to endure inadequate rehabilitation and support services But did you know that there is more than one assessment available for the diagnosis of stroke One source that we read listed 35 different methods of assessment for the diagnosis of stroke The indicators for the different assessments were wide and varied There are 3 different methods used Pre Hospital for the diagnosis of stroke The Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale FAST Assessment This is essentially the same FAST assessment that people have seen publicised over the last number of years It involves carrying out 3 simple tests with the casualty Face Ask the casualty to give you a big smile or to show you their teeth In normal conditions both sides of the face should move equally In abnormal situations one side of their face not not rise as well as the other One side of face of the casualty could also look like it has drooped or fallen Where you see this you should immediately consider that the person is having a stroke Arms Ask the casualty to straighten their arms and while doing that raise them to shoulder level You can also do this for the casualty Ask them to hold their arms in that position for a number of seconds In a normal case the person will be able to hold their arms there without any movement or drift In an abnormal case one arm may move slower than the other Or where you have brought their arms to that position one arm might immediately drift away from the position you left it in Again you should consider this a sign that the casualty is having a stroke Speech You should give the casualty a phrase to repeat The phrase you give them should make them enunciate i e movement of the face tongue and lips Such phrases could include You can t teach an old dog new tricks or The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dogs in normal conditions the person should be able to repeat these without any mumbling or slurring If they cannot you should consider that they are having a stroke If any 1 of these 3 signs is abnormal the probability of a stroke is 72 Los Angeles Prehospital Stroke Scale LAPSS This assessment method involves a number of questions and a small physical examination All the question had yes no answers The questions involved are Age over 45 years No prior history of seizure disorder New onset of neurologic symptoms in last 24 hours Patient was ambulatory at baseline prior to event Blood glucose between 60 and 400 The physical examination would involve looking at a casualtys facial smile grip and arms In all aspects

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  • Podcast: Helicopter Landing Zone - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Cannulation Soon Infection Prevention Control Dementia Awareness Elderly Abuse Prevention Safe Administration of Medication Training Packages Healthcare Package Hot Contact Us close Call Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print Podcast Helicopter Landing Zone Saturday 16 March 2013 Medicore ie Podcasts 10982 Hits Comments Share this article Rate this blog entry 1 Tags Ambulance Helicopter Medevac 112 EMS Video Code STEMI London Ambulance Service Video Citizen CPR in action About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13 May 2014 Surviving Two Hours of Ventricular Fibrillation 25 January 2014 Reunite Lucy the Lion Related Posts White coat or yellow jacket syndrome First Aid and

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  • Podcast: Neonatal Resuscitation - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Handling Instructor New Patient Handling Instructor Fire Warden Instructor Cardiac First Response Instructor First Aid Instructor Healthcare Courses Patient Moving Handling Hot IV Cannulation Soon Infection Prevention Control Dementia Awareness Elderly Abuse Prevention Safe Administration of Medication Training Packages Healthcare Package Hot Contact Us close Call Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print Podcast Neonatal Resuscitation Saturday 02 March 2013 Medicore ie Podcasts 57347 Hits Comments Share this article Rate this blog entry 1 Podcast BLS Airway and Ventilation Glenwood Gardens 911 call About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13 May 2014 Surviving Two Hours of Ventricular Fibrillation 25 January 2014 Reunite

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  • Podcast: BLS Airway and Ventilation - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Moving Handling Hot IV Cannulation Soon Infection Prevention Control Dementia Awareness Elderly Abuse Prevention Safe Administration of Medication Training Packages Healthcare Package Hot Contact Us close Call Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print Podcast BLS Airway and Ventilation Saturday 02 March 2013 Medicore ie Podcasts 15056 Hits Comments Share this article Rate this blog entry 1 Tags CPR Ventilation Airway Podcast Stroke and TIA Podcast Neonatal Resuscitation About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13 May 2014 Surviving Two Hours of Ventricular Fibrillation 25 January 2014 Reunite Lucy the Lion Related Posts Precordial Thump First Aid and Medical Chest Compressions during Defibrillation

    Original URL path: http://www.medicore.ie/blog/podcasts/podcast-bls-airway-and-ventilation.html (2015-10-30)
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  • Podcast: Stroke and TIA - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Handling Instructor Fire Warden Instructor Cardiac First Response Instructor First Aid Instructor Healthcare Courses Patient Moving Handling Hot IV Cannulation Soon Infection Prevention Control Dementia Awareness Elderly Abuse Prevention Safe Administration of Medication Training Packages Healthcare Package Hot Contact Us close Call Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print Podcast Stroke and TIA Saturday 02 March 2013 Medicore ie Podcasts 7498 Hits Share this article Rate this blog entry 1 Tags FAST Stroke FAST Assessment CVA Video code STEMI Documentary Trailer Podcast BLS Airway and Ventilation About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13 May 2014 Surviving Two Hours of Ventricular Fibrillation 25

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  • Pearls to Excellent Public Speaking in Medicine - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Patient Handling Instructor Fire Warden Instructor Cardiac First Response Instructor First Aid Instructor Healthcare Courses Patient Moving Handling Hot IV Cannulation Soon Infection Prevention Control Dementia Awareness Elderly Abuse Prevention Safe Administration of Medication Training Packages Healthcare Package Hot Contact Us close Call Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print Pearls to Excellent Public Speaking in Medicine Thursday 02 January 2014 Medicore ie Instructors Room 58783 Hits Comments Share this article Rate this blog entry 4 Urgent Product Recall Important Safety Notice Reunite Lucy the Lion About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13 May 2014 Surviving Two Hours of Ventricular Fibrillation 25

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  • YouTube as a source of clinical skills education - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    29533 Hits Comments YouTube is great for looking at the latest music videos people falling off skate boards or cat s making funny noises However a new study has found that YouTube might have a found a seat at the round table when it comes to clinical skills education The study looked at 25 hours of online YouTube educational material in relation to 10 common clinical skills In consultation with novice practitioners nurses in the first year of their university diploma programme the study identified ten common clinical skills that typically students would explore in more detail or would wish to revisit outside of the formal teaching environment For each of these topics the study viewed each of the first 10 videos on the YouTube website They found that The topic with the biggest number of both postings and views was cardiopulmonary resuscitation and more specialist nursing or health related topics such as managing a syringe driver or undertaking a pain assessment had less video content and lower numbers of viewers Only one video out of the 100 analysed could be categorised as good and that was the one in the Cannulation section 60 of the CPR and venepuncture content was categorised as satisfactory The study found that there is a clear need for the quality of YouTube videos to be subjected to a rigorous evaluation Lecturers should be more proactive in recommending suitable YouTube material as supplementary learning materials after appropriately checking for quality Some instructors might also consider developing their own videos for classes where they can address specific questions and issues that were identified in earlier training This approach allows the student to go beyond the often straight forward run of the mill scenarios Source Nurse Educ Today 2013 Jan 14 pii S0260 6917 12 00410 8

    Original URL path: http://www.medicore.ie/blog/instructors-room/youtube-as-a-source-of-clinical-skills-education.html (2015-10-30)
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