[time-nuts] Determining Time-Nut infection severity
bownes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 00:37:57 UTC 2010
To sort of make an on/off topic comment, here in NY, we have recently
begun using hypothermic protocol on cardiac arrest patients that have
undergone a reversal. If the heart has stopped and been restarted
either with a defib or by CPR alone and we are on scene in a short
enough span of time, we can start the treatment using chilled saline
IV to lower the patient's body temperature rather dramatically en
route to the hospital. I got to work the first one of these in our
area a few months ago. Absolutely fascinating.
Of course we need to make very careful and accurate note of the time
the treatments begin. :)
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
>> There is one case in which a Swedish medical student was out skiing in
>> Norway and went through the ice and was being held there by the strong
>> water. It took them 45 min just to get her out of the water. Her heart had
>> stopped. Her respiration had stopped. She have had no pulse or breath for
>> over an hour when they finally started working on her at the hospital. She
>> survived and is almost completely restored. ...
> This is OT for time-nuts, but it's a really good read.
> Atul Gawande
> The Checklist
> If something so simple can transform intensive care, what else can it do?
> December 10, 2007
> It begins with what it takes to save a drowning victim, in this case, a 3
> year old girl.
> He's also written a book:
> The Checklist Manifesto
> To bring things back to time-nuts, if you were setting up gear or running a
> test, would a checklist help you avoid silly errors?
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