Oxygen Poisoning

Oxygen at an elevated partial pressure may have a toxic effect. Surplus oxygen affects the central nervous system (CNS) or the pulmonary system during extended exposure, as in medical therapy. Ordinary air is 21% oxygen at 1 ATM, or sea level with a pressure of 3.09 psi (Dalton’s Law 21% of 14.7 = 3.09). Oxygen […]

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History And Physical Examination

In the field, the Paramedic or E.M.T. are the eyes and ears of the physician. Knowing what happens from onset, to the time the victim gets to the Emergency Room can save a victim’s life. Accomplishing a good PATIENT ASSESSMENT is one of the most important skills a provider can have. A patient assessment is […]

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