Emergency Medicine

hemorrhagic stroke

Hemorrhagic Stroke Treatment GUIDELINES

At least 30 % patients with hemorrhagic stroke / intra cerebral hemorrhage die before reaching a hospital or without receiving adequate hospital care. Its a medical emergency and needs to be treated promptly for better outcome. Most if not all of the points mentioned below are for residents on duty in the ER taking care of patients day in and day out. Usually in emergency duties there are 3 to 4 critical patients that need to be identified and...

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SNAKE BITE TREATMENT PROTOCOL

SNAKE BITE TREATMENT PROTOCOL

Snake-bite is a medical emergency. SNAKE BITE TREATMENT PROTOCOL involves the decision whether to administer the ASV as anti snake-venom (ASV) is the only antidote that is recognized as potentially lifesaving in such a situation. SNAKE BITE TREATMENT PROTOCOL ABC. Ensure the Airway is patent, the patient is breathing normally and circulation is intact , the patient is having a good volume pulse. Assess the patient after obtaining a proper history. Perform a head to toe examination to look for bite marks...

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SNAKE BITE FIRST AID

SNAKE BITE FIRST AID

SNAKE BITE FIRST AID management before hospitalization includes a brief background of snake bite and highlights the important dos and don'ts with regards to first aid management. Among the approx 2500 known species of snakes, only 15% are considered venomous and thus dangerous to humans which means a majority of these snake bites are due to non venomous snakes. Local information about the types of snakes present in a specific area and identification of the snake can be useful. However, capturing...

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