total ankle replacement

Total ankle replacement operation

Total Ankle Replacement operations were covered in one of our editions of The First Aid Show. In this edition, we continued on from a couple of other videos we have covered on the First Aid Show, where we have talked about some operations actually I have had. This video is on the total ankle replacement. […]

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Basic airway management

Basic airway management

Basic airway management is a vital¬†skill. Without basic airway management, a patient’s life will cease after roughly eight minutes, so it’s the most important part of any assessment. The first thing we’re going to do is actually make sure the head is in line and the airway is nice and clear. So one of the […]

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Peak Flow

Peak Flow

Peak flow meters are an important tool in our kit bag in measuring the volume and effectiveness of somebody’s lung capacity and the way they are breathing. It is most commonly used with patients with aspro bronchitis and emphysema or people who are covered by COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a reduction in the way […]

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Respiratory System

Respiratory System

The function of the respiratory system is the intake of oxygen and the removal of carbon dioxide. The anatomy of the system is the nose and the mouth. We then go down to the pharynx, the larynx, the trachea, and the primary bronchi, the bronchioles, and then the alveoli. Here is a model of an […]

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Anatomical

Anatomical Terminology

The first thing that we need to understand is that the body, in the first place, has to be set up in the anatomical position. The recognised anatomical position is to stand with the palms facing the front. This is classed as the anatomical position. The first thing we need to consider is the midline. […]

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tendons

Ligaments and Tendons what are they?

Ligaments hold joints together and tendons attach the muscles to the bone. Tendons attach muscle to the bone. Another injury could be where the muscle is torn. A typical example of this is a hamstring injury in the leg where muscle fibres get torn causing severe pain and swelling.

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