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  • The Dangers Of Scuba Diving

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    out to cardiac arrest during the dive. There are various types of pressure-related damages that one can receive from scuba diving. Diving barotrauma includes ear and pulmonary barotrauma. Barotrauma is basically damage done physically to the body tissues, resulted from pressure difference between gas space in the body and the surrounding water. Barotrauma can occur both during ascend and descend.

  • The Dangers of Scuba Diving and Underwater Exploration Essay

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    Scuba diving can be a fun activity, you just have to take certain health and safety precautions. There are lots of dangers in scuba diving, and underwater exploration. There is always the danger of a shark attack. Sharks are closer to the banks during the months of April through September. From the months of October through March, they have migrated South for the Winter. After returning from migration, sharks are often hungry and tend to feed on things other than whats on their diet. Most

  • Mechanical Valve Induced Lung Injury

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    termed pulmonary barotrauma. On the other hand, if the lungs receive too much volume it’s called volutrauma. However, when the lungs don’t receive enough volume its termed atelectrauma. This paper describes how pulmonary barotrauma, pulmonary volutrauma, and pulmonary atelectrauma affects the lungs during mechanical ventilation and ways to prevent them from happening. The first ventilator induced lung injury that I want to discuss is pulmonary barotrauma. Pulmonary barotrauma is a lung complication

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea ( Osa )

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    While there are many adverse effects to the use of CPAP, the majority are described as being relatively benign. Here we discuss a case of significant sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in relation to a suspected perilymphatic from traumatic barotrauma resulting from excessive self-titration of CPAP in an in-home setting. INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common, yet under recognized condition. It is estimated that some form of OSA affects approximately 17% of the adult population

  • Summary: Pumpless Extracorporeal Lung Assist

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    Pumpless Extracorporeal Lung Assist is a technology that was developed to treat patients with ARDS. PECLA is an alternative to ECMO, and was developed for adults. It is different from ECMO because it relies on the pressure created by the heart of the patient to move the blood through the cannulas. The same membrane used in the filters of ECMO are used in PECLA. The device is small and one patient use only. The PECLA can be hooked up to an oxygen flow of 1-12 L/minute, and the ARDS patients were

  • Scuba Snorkeling : Scuba Diving

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    What is Scuba Diving? Scuba Diving is defined as swimming and breathing below water. Scuba stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.1 Scuba makes it possible for one to explore the amazing sights of the underwater world. Divers can remain underwater by using a cylinder of air to breathe. It is practiced recreationally all around the world and can even be a profession. Scuba divers enroll in courses through an organization, such as PADI. What is PADI? PADI stands for Professional

  • Anatomy And Physiology Of The Ear

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    Introduction There are three separate segments that make up the ear. There is an outer, middle, and inner ear. If any of these structures were to receive some sort of trauma it could in turn cause some major damage and produce some serious complications. This paper is going to discuss the anatomy and physiology of the ear, different traumas in each segment of the ear, some signs and symptoms of ear trauma, treatments, and complications that can proceed from the trauma. External ear Trauma The pinna

  • Pneumocephalus Case Studies

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    Discussion Pneumocephalus is a rare presentation of pneumococcal meningitis. Very few cases have been reported in the literature. Pneumocephalus can arise from trauma, a congenital skull defect, iatrogenic, barotrauma, neurosurgery, post radiation necrosis and meningitis from gas producing organisms. Markham reported 295 cases of pneumocephalus in 1967, 74% was due to trauma, 13% neoplasm and 9% infection (1, 2). Pneumocephalus is usually asymptomatic but symptoms may vary from headache, vomiting

  • The Ventilation Strategies For Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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    The purpose of this assessment is to critique a related pair of published papers surrounding the ventilation strategies for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). My role as an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) involves me working with patients with multi-organ failure and more often respiratory failure following prolonged periods of ventilation and lung insult. ARDS has been studied in a variety of settings since it was first introduced by Dr Ashbaugh

  • Extubation: A Case Study

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    Thank you for your power point presentation. As far as readiness for extubation is concerned, at my place of employment, spontaneous breathing test is preformed every morning (for patients that are ready) and based on the results of arterial blood gases, doctors make decisions to either extubate or keep the patient on mechanical ventilation. I personally never witnessed the involvement of an acute care nurse practitioner in decision making regarding extubation. In this post, I would present the