Thursday, September 22, 2016

Teleseryes are making a mockery of the medical procedure....

This teleserye's are making a mockery of the medical procedure. Long before I have seen some cases of asystole where the patient is being defibrillated and people with ET Tube talking.

I cannot understand as to why these television companies cannot afford to hire a consultant to at least present the medical aspect in the right manner.

It may come out funny to those who know, but it is also a slap on our medical personnel since this can be seen by the world.

I am appealing to the director, producer of these teleserye's, please hire a consultant and correct these errors...


What is the purpose of the Nasal Cannula?

Photo from chroniclesofMD



Is this a new model of an ET Tube? 

Photo from chroniclesMD

Sunday, September 18, 2016

PPE for Hazardous Materials


Level A - the most hazardous, requires fully incapsulated chemical resistant protective clothing that provides full body protection as well as SCBA and special sealed equipment

Level B requires non encapsulated protective clothing, or clothing that is designed to protect a particular hazard.  (usually this clothing is made of material that will let only limited amounts of moisture and vapor.

Level C - like level B, requires the use of nonpermeable clothing and eye protection. In addition, face mask that filter all inhaled outside air must be used.

Level D - requires a work uniform, such as coveralls, that affords minimal protection

This protection levels are utilized depending on the classification of Hazardous Materials according to health hazard or toxicity levels, fire hazard and reactive hazard.


Toxicity Levels of Hazardous Materials


Level             Health Hazard                      Protection Needed
 
   0                 Little or no Hazard -             None

   1                 Slightly Hazardous               Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (level C suit)

   2                 Slightly Hazardous               Self Contained Breathing Apparatus ( level C suit)

   3                 Extremely Hazardous           Full protection, with no exposed skin (level A or B)

   4                 Minimal Exposure causes     Special Hazmat gear (level A suit)
                      death  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How To Achieve Higher Cardiac Arrest Survival

The Key To Cardiac Arrest Survival According To the Journal of Emergency Medical Services


Despite the many changes and improvement in the medical field, Cardiac Arrest Survival is still very low.  Most especially in countries where the Emergency Medical Services are still developing, cardiac arrest victims brought to the hospital are pronounce dead on arrival just shortly after a few minutes of resuscitation.

The Journal of Emergency Medical Services, have listed at least four ways to achieve higher cardiac arrest survival.

1. HIGH PERFORMANCE CPR
2. TELECOMMUNICATOR CPR
3. SYSTEM MEASUREMENT AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
4. MEDICAL DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP

for more information visit the Journal of Emergency Medical Services website.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Airline Companies Prohibits the use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board the plane



Just a few weeks after Samsung launched its new  Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the company issued a major recall due to complaints that the device caught on fire while charging. The problem was traced to its battery.

In line with these developments  Federal Aviation Administration is warning travelers to avoid turning on or charging Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones while flying because of concerns about the devices catching fire.

Considering this, major airline companies in the Philippines, Philippine airlines, Cebu Pacific including Air Asia now prohibits the use of of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on their flights for safety reasons until further advice.

This does not mean however that you cannot bring your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on the plane. It can be hand-carried but should not be turned on for the whole flight duration. It also does not allow the item to be placed in checked in baggage, more info on these through CNN Philippines

Friday, September 9, 2016

Glove Removal Technique

Gloves are the minimum standard for patient care considering that there is always the possibility for exposure to blood and body substances.

However, proper glove removal is quite important considering that improper removal may still result to exposure.


  • Begin by partially removing one glove. Be careful to touch only the outside of the glove. You can do this by pinching the glove at the wrist and start to roll it back of the hand, inside out. Leave the exterior of the fingers on that first glove exposed.
  • Remove the second glove by pinching the exterior with the partially gloved hand.
  • Pull the second glove inside out toward the fingertips.
  • Grasp both gloves with your free hand touching only the clean, interior surface.

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