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You are correct that this happens. It is infrequent (there are not "many", as you say, compared to true deaths), but it occasionally happens that someone - even in a hospital - is thought to be dead when they are not actually dead. In one of your stories, the girl was presumed to be brain dead, not dead. So strike that one. Hypothermia is a beast all unto ...


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Initially surgeons did wear white in the operating theater, but there were two large problems with this. Firstly, under the bright lights, the white reflects too much light making an inordinate amount of glare making it difficult to see. Secondly, the white cloth highlighted the red blood which many people found objectionable. As a result, most operating ...


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The reasons can be found in the training of Hong Kong paramedics. Their training is roughly comparable to the EMT-Intermediate level in the US. According to the Hong Kong Fire Service, which provides emergency medical services (EMS) in the city, their capabilities are as follows: https://www.hkfsd.gov.hk/eng/source/safety/paramedic_amb.html ...


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Disclaimer anongoodnurse has provided an excellent answer mostly based on the U.S. I will focus on Germany and European countries to provide you with a broader view of the topic. If you should live in the U.S., this will still matter to you as the medical aspects behind my answer remain the same in the U.S. Obligatory Disclaimer: I am not a ...


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If you're searching for treatments that are not currently main stream, you need to look on https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=melanoma+and+spain&Search=Search to see if there's a trial in your city or any other local to you. However, most oncologists will be aware of these trials. If you're prepared to travel, and can afford treatment in the ...


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As mentioned above, there are MANY different clinical flows in the ED. But very grossly generalized, for the majority of walk-in cases to EDs (at least in the US) the flow might go: registration triage, usually by an RN wait forever (depends on the availability of rooms/RNs/physicians based on what other cases are present in the ED at the time) placed in ...


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I suggest you get your employer to arrange for you to spend a few days observing in an actual A&E. You will be able to see the answers to these questions, the actual words the doctors and nurses use, and how they perform particular tasks (recording and communicating patient observations, deciding what room or cubicle to go to, telling a patient what room ...


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If you are in the US, doctors can access your medical records in an emergency in order to render appropriate care: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your protected health information, or information that relates to your health or health care you have ...


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According to the NHS website (Health Careers) The job titles, Nursing Assistants and Health Care Assistants seem to be interchangeable with each other and other job titles such as Nursing Auxiliaries and Auxiliary Nurses. Healthcare assistants (HCAs) work in hospital or community settings, such as GP surgeries, under the guidance of a qualified healthcare ...


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The UK national standard sets out that all ambulance trusts must respond to: Category 1 calls (life-threatening injuries and illnesses) in 7 minutes on average. Category 2 calls (other emergency) in 18 minutes on average. Category 3 calls (urgent) in at least 9 out of 10 times before 120 minutes. Category 4 calls (less urgent) at least 9 out of 10 times ...


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There are many diseases that can't be cured, but can be kept from being lethal by supportive interventions. At its most basic level this may simply be providing a patient with shelter, food, and water while they fight off the illness. If you've never suffered from a serious illness you may not appreciate that it can weaken you so much that you may not be ...


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https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/get-involved-how-you-can-help Governor Cuomo is calling on health care professionals, schools of public health or medicine and PPE products providers and manufacturers to come forward to support the state’s response. and We are looking for qualified health, mental health, and related professionals who are interested ...


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Some hospitals are sanitizing (not sterilizing) their N95 respirators (not masks) already. Coronavirus Update: Massive N95 Mask Sterilizing Machines Now Running on Long Island Doylestown Hospital has solution to coronavirus mask shortage - WHYY As others have pointed out, for an item that is usually $2-3 at most, the time and effort involved had not ...


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Dr. Peter Tsai, the INVENTOR of the filtration fabric in the N95 mask. N95 masks are made of polypropylene material and are designed to tightly fit over your face with little leakage around the edge of the mask. method 1 When reusing N95 masks, leave a used respirator in dry, atmosphere air for 3-4 days to dry it out. Polypropylene in N95 masks is ...


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Some hospitals are experimenting with using UV light to decontaminate respirator masks that are to be reused: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/health/coronavirus-masks-reuse.html EDIT To follow up on RudyB's answer, Battelle has been awarded a contract to use H2O2 vapor (sources: NYtimes, Reuters)


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Sentinel Surveillance A sentinel surveillance system is used when high-quality data are needed about a particular disease that cannot be obtained through a passive system. Selected reporting units, with a high probability of seeing cases of the disease in question, good laboratory facilities and experienced well-qualified staff, identify and notify on ...


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In this report "Ambulance Care Europe" 1 in table 3.5 there is an emergency level and response times comparison between several EU countries. Showing a response time for emergencies in some countries at 5 minutes (Germany) in others 25 minutes (Norway, rural). For example, in The Netherlands regulations state that an ambulance in case of emergency has to be ...


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I've found 2019 Canada's Dietary Guidelines - full version for professionals (easy to read, references to scientific evidence). Recommended intakes for macronutrients in a 2,000 Calorie/day diet: (RDA = Recommended Dietary Allowance is the amount that should be sufficient for most adults ; AMDR = Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (in % of total ...


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Through the collective experience of observing millions of deaths, we have arrived at the following indicators of irrecoverable death, each one a more final proof than the previous: Respiratory arrest (no breathing) Cardiac arrest (no pulse) Pallor mortis, paleness which happens in the 15–120 minutes after death Livor mortis, a settling of the blood in the ...


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In my experience with one brand of monitors we tend to set multiple levels of severity of alarms at different volumes. The third tier alarms will be quite quiet and usually reflect a problem with monitoring (ie lead fallen off). The second tier are usually low-moderate volume and persistent. This would indicate an abnormal value that the patient condition ...


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