Got called to a nursing home for an unresponsive, found an obese woman laying across the bed, snoring respirations. Nurse says patient has been nodding off all morning, and won’t respond to her at all. Plus her SAts are low. This is not like her. Deep sternal rub opens her eyes, but then she shuts […]
Here are my notes from Notes from Bob Page’s Whole Lotta Shaking Going On Presentation (any inaccuracies are my fault): Seizure is a temporary malfunction of the brain, an “electrical storm in the brain.” For every 1 time someone has a seizure and calls 911, there are 20 others who don’t call. Idiopathic seizures (epilepsy) […]
I’m safely back from the conference today in time to work tomorrow. It will take me a couple days to write up all my impressions, they’ll include: Notes on Seizures session with Bob Page Great, but chilling, session on ambulance safety with Nadine Levick. Report on beer with bloggers/podcasters. General impressions.
First session of the day was on mechanical adjuncts to CPR. Most of the session was about the physiology of CPR, which I am pretty comfortable with. The man teaching the class was a scientfic advisor to the Autopulse (but had no financial interest), and had done the Autopulse study in Richmond, Virginia, which was […]