When should one stop CPR?
If the patient is breathing normally, stop CPR. Image Source: Official Guidelines of the European Resuscitation Council, latest edition: 2015. Section 2, p.88 The part that made me personally most ...
How to lower SpO2?
I tried it out on my pulse oximeter. I placed it on my thumb where it read 97%. I then held my breath and it gradually dropped down over the course of a minute to 93% before I had to give up. I ...
Is it possible to meassure anxiety/stress via data collected from smart watches for a whole region?
Tiwari et al, 2019 found poor sensitivity and specificity for detecting stress using multiple features from a fitness watch: sensitivity 0.53, specificity 0.56, and similarly poor for anxiety: ...
Measuring Carotid pulse
TL;DR: You can use any fingers you want except the thumbs. You can see the reason for that in the diagram below. Notice that there are two arteries supplying each finger that run down both sides of ...
Does ideal range pulse rate and blood pressure always indicate no serious illness
Absolutely, uniquiviquly, NO you can not assume that if you have normal blood pressure and pulse range that you are otherwise healthy. Periodic physical exams are recommend for all persons, even if ...
Trouble finding radial pulse in patients
Experience: Working 8 years out of an Air Force ER with primary ambulance response and air transportable hospital duties. What always worked well for me was to use landmarks to find the pulse. Go ...
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