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Abdominal Pain (Medical Bulletin)

Ski patrollers generally encounter traumatic injuries, but occasionally we are called to help with medical complaints.

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Anaphylaxis (Medical Bulletin)

Anaphylaxis can be rapidly fatal if not promptly recognized and treated. You may need to assist a patient with an epinephrine autoinjector.

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Airway Heuristics (Medical Bulletin)

Airway mantras: "You can manage any airway with a BVM and suction.” and "“If a patient will accept a nasopharyngeal airway, they probably need it.”

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Aspirin (Medical Bulletin)

OEC 6 allows patrollers to assist in the administration of aspirin for suspected myocardial infarction (heart attack)

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Blood Thinners (Medical Bulletin)

Asking about medications in your SAMPLE history is important. Medications which “thin” the blood are commonly taken by older adults. Minor mechanisms can result in devastating injuries to patients on these medications.

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BVM Teamwork (Medical Bulletin)

Using a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) is a two person job. Make this your default method.

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BVM Volumes (Medical Bulletin)

An adult BVM can provide a much higher volume than a patient generally needs. Be careful not to cause lung injury or inflate the stomach by providing too much volume.

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Femur Fractures (Medical Bulletin)

Femur injuries result from high energy mechanisms. Suspect other significant injuries. The treatment for a suspected midshaft femur fracture is a traction device.

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Femur Traction Treatment (Medical Bulletin)

Kendrick Traction Devices (KTDs) are used in the setting of a suspected midshaft femur fracture. The goal of the device is to counteract the contracting and spasming musculature of the thigh to provide patient comfort.

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