Suspension trauma

Suspension trauma is one particular scenario, that of someone being suspended. This might be inside a large vessel, their equipment has failed, or there is a medical emergency. But this subject also covers working height. The actual condition itself is known as the reflow syndrome, that is the medical term. With the suspension, the person, […]

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High Pressure Injection Injuries

High Pressure Injection Injuries

We are often asked about injuries and illnesses that happen, and I just wanted to tell you about a case in a factory, where hydraulic equipment was being used. A gentleman there, one of the workers, maintenance workers there, felt as though he had his hand stung whilst reaching inside a machine. And as a […]

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Amputated limbs

Amputated limbs

Amputated limbs are something that you don’t come across very often, especially in day-to-day life. It happens more often in machinery accidents, in traumatic car crashes. But it is something that you may come across, so we will look at it and how we deal with amputated parts. The first thing we need to understand […]

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Blast Injuries

Blast Injuries

Blast injuries are more common than we take account of. They can come from multiple different reasons, not just a bomb, but also in house fires, in-cylinder fires, where anything explodes, creating a vacuum and a shock wave. What we need to look at is how far away, what was involved, and how severe the […]

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Joint examination

Joint examination

Joint examination is the basic examination of any joint. It doesn’t matter what joint we’re looking at, the same process should follow, whether it’s a knee, an ankle, or on this occasion, a wrist. All joints will move in a set parameter, so they will all have their normal, natural movement. But before we actually […]

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Knife Wounds

Knife Wounds

Knife wounds affect the body. Again, safety comes number one. If there is somebody around that’s been stabbed, where was the assailant, where was the person that used the knife, where was the person who actually stabbed your victim? Make sure that they are nowhere near and you are safe before you approach the patient. […]

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Pelvic injuries

Pelvic injuries

So let’s take a look at pelvic injuries, how they happen and how we treat them. So what we’ve got here is a skeleton with the pelvis actually in situ in a car. The first thing to note is, when a patient gets involved in a crash, they tend to hit the clutch and the […]

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Snake Bites

Snake Bites and treatment

In the UK, there is only one poisonous snake and that is the Adder. Other snakes are kept in captivity which are harmful, but these are not in the countryside. In the UK there are hundreds of people who are bitten by adders and an unspecified number of dogs are also bitten. Generally speaking, snakes […]

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Foreign objects in the eye, ears or nose

Foreign objects, particularly in the eyes, the ears, and the nose. Now, this is mainly found with children, although foreign objects can happen with anybody. The first one we’re going to look at is the eyes. Now, there are a few little rules with the eyes. If you’ve got an object which is actually into […]

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Electrical Injuries

Electrical Injuries and first aid treatment

Electrical Injuries and first aid treatment is an imort thing to understand. Annually there were about one thousand reported electrical accidents that occurred within the workplace in the UK. Of these, 25 were fatal. Mains electricity, high voltage cables, batteries, static and even lightning can be found or occur in the workplace. A government report […]

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