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Vascular access devices

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Definition of a vascular access device For the purposes of prehospital care, a vascular access device is a device that is inserted into a peripheral or central vein (intravenous), or…

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Airway management

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Definition of airway management Airway management may be defined as the provision of a free and clear passageway for airflow. Obstruction of the airway may be partial or complete and…

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Medical gases

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Definition and indications for the use of Entonox Entonox is an inhaled analgesic gas comprising of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen that is indicated in the management of moderate…

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Assisted ventilation

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Definition of assisted ventilation Assisted ventilation is where the practitioner offers ventilatory support to a patient whose alveolar ventilation is inadequate to maintain normal partial pressures of oxygen and carbon…

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Pain assessment and management

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Definitions A widely used definition of pain is: ‘… an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage’.11 This…

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