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Is there any medical value when a care provider talk to his trauma patient?

Is there any medical value when a care provider talks to a trauma patient to keep the patient conscious? It's well known that in cases of trauma (in physical medicine) always the paramedic or ...
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Tourniquet application on a venous bleed

A few weeks ago in class (EMT), we were discussing tourniquet application in instances where there is bleeding that couldn't be controlled by pressure. In most cases, a tourniquet will be used on a ...
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Can weak people use their feet when doing CPR?

Could doing CPR with a foot cause harm to the recipient? In a situation where the rescuer were unable to continue due to fatigue of the arms, is there a way to safely do CPR with the foot?
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Rationales behind the order of applying the torso straps of a Kendrick Extrication Device

The French team first-aid guidelines define that the torso straps of a KED should be fastened and secured in the following order: middle, low, top. (This order seems to be the same in other ...