Abraham Hazim Mr.Penwell English 3 2/25/2015 Paramedic Paramedics in term are classified as street doctors (Legal ones). They have a great understanding of situations that occur traumatically and diagnostically. Without doctors treating injuries on the go there would be an incredibly high death rate. Even though schooling for medics isn’t that long, the information that is learned is enough to treat the patient in a pre-hospital care environment. Training for medical scenarios is a daily routine that medics run against to prepare for real events, such as triaging (Order of who needs treatment right away) patients when there is a mass causality. A medic’s most important tool to treat injured patients is their equipment. There is variety of
The fire department and The EMS have been working together for long period of time. Emergency medical services has different types of rank and responsibilities such as emergency medical responder who “are volunteers, provide basic, immediate care including bleeding control, CPR, AED, and emergency childbirth. An EMR, with the help of an EMT, can assume care for a patient while that patient is being transported”. Emergency medical technician includes all EMR skills, advance oxygen and ventilation skills, pulse oximetry, noninvasive blood pressure monitoring, and administration of certain medication. Advance emergency medical technician knows all EMT skills, advanced airway devices, intravenous and intraosseous access, blood glucose monitoring, and administration of additional medications. Paramedic includes all AEMT skills, advanced assessment and management skills, various invasive skills, and extensive pharmacology interventions. Critical care paramedic specialize in the management of critical trauma and medical patients during interfacility ground and aeromedical transports. Skills performed by CCPs include ventilator management, IV pump infusion maintenance, aortic balloon pump monitoring, and specialized hemodynamic monitoring, although in some states some of these skills are performed by Paramedic level providers due to a lack of a separate level of licensure or classification as "Critical Care". Often
Health Care Interview HCS 235 March 4, 2013 Dr. Robert Clegg Health Care Interview There are many components to a hospital or medical facility. All of them are necessary to have a properly functioning environment. The emergency department of a hospital is a fast paced world. You have to be constantly on your toes and prepared for whatever may come through the doors. There are many people that work in an emergency room to make it run smoothly. Techs, nurses, CNA’s, LVN’s, and doctors all work side by side to help those who are critically injured. Without all these people it would be complete chaos.
ACTION TO ACHIEVE: I read the unit policy about emergency situations, accidents and incidents like fall. I also asked my preceptor about the forms that needs to be filled out when there are accidents and incidents like fall. When there is an incident of fall in the unit, the staff needs to act promptly to check the resident’s condition e.g. neurological vital signs, injuries sustained, any fractures, dislocations etc. The staff also needs to treat the resident’s wound if he sustained any injury from the fall. In addition, the staff should inform the resident’s family and fill out an incident/accident form and document it on the progress notes.
Next, the emergency nurse must still do a head to toe assessment, depending on the signs and symptoms exhibited by the pt. Another ER assessment done in trauma pts is the use of the “primary survey,” which organizes the approach to the pt so that immediate threats to life are rapidly identified and effectively managed. The primary survey is based on the mnemonic “ABC” and “DE” for major trauma. This is the order of priority. The A=airway/cervical spine, B=breathing, C=circulation, D=disability, and E=exposure. Sometimes nursing diagnoses are noted if the pt is at high risk of injury. Next the doctor assesses the pt, so no nursing diagnosis are planned or implemented at this time. The doctor then makes the decision is the pt needs to be admitted to the hospital or if the pt will be discharged home with instructions for continued care or follow ups. If the pt is admitted, the nurses will start to put together nursing diagnosis which will be planned, implemented, and evaluated when the pt moves a room in the hospital.
The Golden hour. In the field this is a term that was created by R Adams Cowley, MD, meaning that if a critical patient receives medical care within an hour, their chance of survival rises substantially. Within that hour a trauma patient will interact with several people, one of
In previous sections, the report described trauma, trauma-specific services, and trauma symptoms on a broad basis. Additionally, it's important to explicate what a trauma-informed organization (TIO) looks like. At their core, TIOs demonstrate a commitment to having every facet of their organization, including all personnel, executing services through a trauma-informed lens. In TIOs, all staff have a basic knowledge about trauma and its complexities, broadly understand how trauma makes their clients vulnerable, how to provide services that avoid retraumatization, and deliver services that facilitate client participation.1 Trauma-informed organizations typically share five key characteristics: cultural competency, client-centric services and
Much of the literature in this review points to provider training and awareness as a cornerstone to building trauma informed service delivery environments. Several studies found that development of TIC culture was only possible when staff were confident and competent in the knowledge of the prevalence and impact of
A study was carried out to assess the required knowledge, skills and competencies to deal medical emergency incidents successfully. Study finding showed that there is superficial knowledge on medical emergencies, drug and equipments among health professionals working emergency unit (McGaghie.et al, 2010). As medical
The mental/physical tasks involved: Ability to provide expert clinical care in a level II trauma emergency department. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to faciliate interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. Knowledge in and the ability to implement evidence based practice to facilitate quality improvement, illness and disease management, team
A behavior is an attempt to meet a need and therefore has value. (Amy Hagan, 2014)
Currently, the companies DARPA and SRI are working on a project to create “Trauma Pods”. These robots will be used on the battlefield frontline to provide care to acutely wounded soldiers that would otherwise die before treatment could be provided in another medical facility. They will be able to “receive”, assess/diagnose, and stabilize soldiers by administering surgical care during transport (“DARPA Selects SRI International to Lead Trauma Pod Battlefield Medical Treatment System Development Program”). The robot is partially teleoperated, meaning that the surgical duties are performed by a surgeon or doctor from a remote location. However, certain parts of the trauma pod, and certain functions performed by it, such as the X-ray performed upon the soldier’s entrance into the pod, are autonomous. This means that the robot uses its artificial intelligence to performing the job by itself,
Trauma Nurses start out their 12-hour shift by making sure they have all the supplies for when a patient comes through the door. Once a patient comes in the nurse then works with the rest of his or her crew to help stabilize the patient. They also help with giving them intravenously (IV) in their arms, drugs or medicine, and drawing blood from the patient. There will be one trauma nurse that will then document everything they do to the patient while in their care (“ How to Become a Trauma Nurse: Salary, Job Description, Job Requirements”). A trauma nurse see different things everyday these things can be from fires, tornados, car wrecks, and shootings. My aunt from Louisiana is also a trauma nurse I get told lots of stories by her. The story
Assignment 3: Health Maintenance Organization South University Nikki Washington Dr. Perkins April 8, 2017 Health Maintenance Organization When breaking down various HMO models that is being evaluated for the region, the HMO that would be best suited for the hospital in the small rural community that would have critical care access would be the
The makeup of the hospital is definitely needed when determining how to make a budget. Number of beds, number of employees, average number of patients per time of year, as well as average acuity of the patients are all necessary to know when planning a budget. For example, a smaller hospital that is only a level 5 trauma center will not have the acuity that a large level 1 trauma will have. When many patients are being moved from lower trauma level hospitals to higher level trauma hospitals, you can determine that the acuity of their patients are much higher and their ICU floors are much larger. Also, the hospital needs to look at the average number of patients they are seeing. Is there an increase each year or is it pretty steady? If