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8 Minutes Can Be Terrifying… Forever

8 Minutes Can Be Terrifying… Forever

It’s the Intensive Care Unit. Things can happen fast and furiously. To a patient, it can be a blur. Time… that is the critical key. Time can mean lost brain in a stroke. Time can mean lost heart muscle in a heart attack. Time can mean lost kidneys, liver, intestines,...

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Please Protect Me

Please Protect Me

I want someone who will protect me when I am sick and vulnerable. I know I am at your mercy. When I am so sick, I cannot tell or remember how many people are in the room, or protect myself … … against hands in private places, watching me for breathing, heart rate,...

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No Chest Compressions Recommended

No Chest Compressions Recommended

It is reported that 1750-7250 of approximately 250,000 patients that undergo major heart surgeries every year will have a post-operative cardiac arrest. There is new evidence that chest compressions are not the best answer. The current ACLS Standards for resuscitation...

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Yes… 1 + 1 + 1 = 10

Yes… 1 + 1 + 1 = 10

Did you know that 1 + 1 + 1 can equal 10? In mathematical sciences, it wouldn’t seem possible that this equation would possibly work. If I put that on the board in a math class, I would certainly be laughed at! In medicine and healthcare, however, this equation is...

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