Form General Impression

The general impression includes noting things such as the person's age, gender, race, level of distress, and overall appearance.  You may anticipate different problems depending on the patient's age, gender, or race.  As you approach the patient, make sure that they see you coming to avoid surprising the patient or causing the patient to turn to see you, possibly … Continue reading

Consider C-Spine Immobilization

If an injury is suspected, consider early spinal immobilization. This is an important step, as moving such a patient  without proper spinal immobilization can have serious implications such as lifelong paralysis. When you are uncertain whether spinal immobilization is necessary, err on the side of caution and immobilize the patient. This plus more at BiggMurr.com

Determine the Number of Patients,

As part of the scene size-up, it is essential that you accurately identify  the total number of patients. This evaluation is critical in determining your need for additional resources,  such as firefighters, Hazmat team, etc. Once you have taken action in calling for additional resources, establish Triage. Triage is the process of sorting patients based on the severity of each patient's  condition. Once all the … Continue reading

Consider Additional Resources,

Basic life support (BLS) units may be all that are needed for some patients; however, advanced life support (ALS) should be requested for patients with severe injuries or complex medical problems depending on available resources and local protocols. ALS may be provided by EMT-I's or EMT-Ps, depending on how your EMS system is set up. Air … Continue reading

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How to prepare your Mac for OS X Lion

Get ready because Lion could be coming out even this Thursday. Here are some tips on helping you get your computer ready. <a href=”http://www.biggmurr.com/“>Bigg Murr</a> How to prepare your Mac for OS X Lion TheAppleBlog With the next major release of Mac OS X, 10.7 Lion, on the way, it’s a good idea to start preparing … Continue reading

The road to Lion: How Lion’s new features evolved

I am a MAC lover! I can’t wait for the update and looking forward to all the new features. <a href=”http://www.biggmurr.com/“>Bigg Murr</a> The road to Lion: How Lion’s new features evolved TheAppleBlog The latest update to our favorite OS code-named after felids, Lion, is due out sometime this month (maybe as early as Thursday). To celebrate, … Continue reading

The Importance of MOI and NOI

Just uploaded the "Importance of MOI and NOI" for the site. make sure you come check it out. Bigg Murr The Importance of MOI and NOI Considering the MOI or NOI early can be of value in preparing to care for your patient. During your prehospital assessment you may be tempted to categorize your patient … Continue reading

A preview of Gmail’s new look

Bigg Murr A preview of Gmail’s new lookGmail BlogPosted by Jason Cornwell, User Experience Designer We get a lot of great feedback about how Gmail helps you be more efficient, keep in touch with family and friends, and get work done. We’ve saved you from forgetting attachments and made sure that you got the right … Continue reading

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Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions for your first post. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by … Continue reading