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post-it-note-medicine:  ATOMIC - an acronym for remembering the six causes of breathing problems that should be noted on the primary survey in a trauma patient. A. airway obstructionT. tension pneumothoraxO. open pneumothoraxM. massive haemothoraxI. intercostal disruption - i.e. flail chest where a set of ribs have detached and are floating free in the chest. An indicator of severe chest trauma. C. cardiac tamponade The fluffy things in the collapsed lung are clouds. It’s meant to signify…

post-it-note-medicine: ATOMIC - an acronym for remembering the six causes of breathing problems that should be noted on the primary survey in a trauma patient. A. airway obstructionT. tension pneumothoraxO. open pneumothoraxM. massive haemothoraxI. intercostal disruption - i.e. flail chest where a set of ribs have detached and are floating free in the chest. An indicator of severe chest trauma. C. cardiac tamponade The fluffy things in the collapsed lung are clouds. It’s meant to signify…

Argatroban: anticoagulant stops thrombin in clotting. Prevents HIT (Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia).

Argatroban: anticoagulant stops thrombin in clotting. Prevents HIT (Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia).

A // tracheotomy // is a surgical procedure performed to make an opening in the trachea, called a // tracheostomy //. Performed under general anesthesia, a tracheotomy involves positioning a tube through a tracheostomy, or artificial opening in the throat, in an effort to restore airflow to the lungs.

A // tracheotomy // is a surgical procedure performed to make an opening in the trachea, called a // tracheostomy //. Performed under general anesthesia, a tracheotomy involves positioning a tube through a tracheostomy, or artificial opening in the throat, in an effort to restore airflow to the lungs.

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