Management of Crush Injury/Syndrome

Crush syndrome is a life and limb-threatening condition that can occur as a result of entrapment of the extremities accompanied by extensive damage of a large muscle mass. It can develop following as little as 1 hour of entrapment. Effective medical care is required to reduce the risk of kidney damage, cardiac arrhythmia, and death. Management includes; Fluids: IV fluid […]

Ticking Time Bombs

Several of the conditions discussed here can easily be overlooked because they may present, at least initially, with non-concerning symptoms. However, they have the ability to cause serious harm. Remember, Address abnormal vital signs or have a cohesive explanation¬†as to why you are not addressing them. Abnormal vital signs without a clear explanation, as well […]

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