Category Archives: Emergency Medicine

Acute Compartment Syndrome – Overview

What is it? Compartment syndrome is defined as increased pressure within a compartment of the body, commonly in the arm or leg. Acute compartment syndrome is caused by trauma. Common causes Major trauma e.g. car crash Lower leg or radial/ulnar fractures Crush injuries Plaster of Paris casts – causing restriction Burns Pathophysiology Muscular compartments are… Read More »

First Aid : How to Stitch Up Wounds ?

Placement Sutures are placed by mounting a needle with attached suture into a needle holder. The needle point is pressed into the flesh, advanced along the trajectory of the needle’s curve until it emerges, and pulled through. The trailing thread is then tied into a knot, usually a square knot or surgeon’s knot. Sutures should… Read More »

What to do if you see an accident ?

The first thing to do in case of car accident is to remain calm and not to panic. After you calm yourself, the next best thing to do is to seek for help quickly however we all know from movies that help often times comes later on in the movie which is sadly to say… Read More »

Here’s What to Do in a Bleeding Emergency

Everyone should know what to do for someone who is severely bleeding, experts say. Teaching people a few basic steps, similar to how people are taught CPR, could help someone who is severely bleeding survive until help arrives, said Dr. Matthew Levy, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of… Read More »

How To Do CPR

CPR stands for cardio pulmonary resuscitation and is the only resuscitation technique in cardiac arrest that has any scientific evidence of having an affect on the survival outcomes of the patient. CPR was first identified as earlly as 1760, when attempts at resuscitation following cardiac arrest were documented in Amersterdam. Because Amersterdam had many canals… Read More »

When Bleeding From The Nose Is A Serious Symptom?

BLEEDING STARTS FOR NO APPARENT REASON AND NOT PRECEDED BY MINIMAL DAMAGE TO THE NOSE. ACCOMPANYING SYMPTOMS ARE AND APPEARANCE OF RED SPOTS ON THE FACE, MOUTH AND HANDS. AT LEAST ONCE IT HAPPENED EACH OF US TO HAVE A BLEEDING NOSE. But if it happens frequently, you should consult with your doctor. One reason… Read More »

Epistaxis (Nose bleed) management

  Epistaxis: Bleeding from inside the nose is called epistaxis. It is a  sign not a disease and attempt should always be made to find any local or constitutional cause. Clinical Presentation Patient history: Try to control significant bleeding or hemodynamic instability should be your first priority over obtaining a lengthy history. Ask about the duration,… Read More »