CMP 060 – Burns

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THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF BURNS:

  • First-degree burns (superficial burns) are mild compared to other burns. They cause  pain and reddening of the epidermis (outer layer of the skin).
  • Second-degree burns (partial thickness burns) affect the epidermis and the dermis (lower layer of skin). They cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.
  • Third-degree burns (full thickness burns) go through the dermis and affect deeper tissues. They result in white or blackened, charred skin that may be numb.
  • Fourth-degree burns go even deeper than third-degree burns and can affect your muscles and bones. Nerve endings are also damaged or destroyed, so there’s no feeling in the burned area.

FIRST-DEGREE BURNS:

  • Red, painful skin
  • No blisters

SECOND-DEGREE BURNS:

  • Red, painful skin
  • Blisters
  • Swelling

THIRD-DEGREE BURNS:

  • White, black, deep red or charred skin
  • May be painful but could be numb

FOURTH-DEGREE BURNS:

  • No feeling in the area
  • Destroyed skin tissue, fat, muscle and possibly bone

BURN TREATMENT DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF BURN.

  • First-degree burns can usually be treated with skin care products like aloe vera cream or an antibiotic ointment and pain medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  • Second-degree burns may be treated with an antibiotic cream or other creams or ointments prescribed by a doctor.
  • Third-degree and fourth-degree burns may need more intensive treatments such as intravenous (IV) antibiotics to prevent infection or IV fluids to replace fluids lost when skin was burned. They may also need skin grafting or the use of synthetic skin.

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CMP 059 – Fractures

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SAM HAS SOME NEWS!

Email:

Hi Dietrich (and this is also to Shawn),

You probably get lots of emails about how your instruction or podcast or products were used in real life to save a life from a traumatic injury. This isn’t quite like that. But sort of. 

Recently my 10 year old decided to sharpen his pocket knife. He did a really good job (apparently) but he lost awareness of the blade when a bug landed on his calf and he swatted at it. As you might guess, his freshly sharpened blade went right through his skin, opening up a hash about 4 inches long and maybe a quarter inch deep. He came inside and asked for help dealing with his now-bloody leg. 

I don’t do blood. But recognizing that blood happens I’ve listened to most of the podcast episodes and bought a few kits. And the first thing that came to my head when seeing my kid was “is this more blood than you’ve ever seen?” from one of the early episodes. The answer was very clearly “no,” which then told me the bleeding wasn’t life threatening, and that knowledge made everything easier.  With pressure and gauze, we controlled the bleeding quickly; then we bandaged him up and drove him to express care where he got 11 stitches. But the main thing he needed was to know everything was going to be fine; and because of the information in the podcast about recognizing life threatening (and non life threatening) bleeding, I was able to honestly reassure him it would be.

So thanks. 

Kevin 

FRACTURES

Different Type of Splints 

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CMP 058 – Calling 911

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IV8888 WEEKEND AND HLS 

Let’s talk about the different type ambulance services, (County, Hospital, and Private)

When to call an ambulance vs going to urgent care vs primary care.

EXAMPLES FOR CALLING 911

  • there’s a fire
  • someone has passed out
  • someone suddenly seems very sick and is having a hard time speaking or breathing or turns blue
  • someone is choking
  • you see a crime happening, like a break-in
  • you are in or see a serious car accident

URGENT CARE:

  • Accidents and falls
  • Cuts that don’t involve much blood but might need stitches
  • Breathing difficulties, such as mild to moderate asthma
  • Diagnostic services, including X-rays and laboratory tests
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Fever or flu
  • Minor broken bones and fractures in fingers or toes
  • Moderate back problems
  • Severe sore throat or cough
  • Skin rashes and infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration

WHAT THE DISPATCHER IS GOING TO ASK:

  • The location of the emergency, including the street address, and room/apartment number, if you’re in a large building
  • The phone number you are calling from
  • The nature of the emergency
  • Details about the emergency, such as a physical description of a person who may have committed a crime, a description of any fire that may be burning, or a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency

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CMP 057 – Stop The Bleed Month

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MAY IS STOP THE BLEED MONTH

BleedingControl.org

Firstcareprovider.org 

HOW TO CONTROL BLEEDING.

Tourniquets

Hemostatic Gauzes

Pressure Bandages

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CMP 056 – Best First Aid Classes

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Jacki from Pew Pew Tactical

ARTICLE:

BEST FIRST AID CLASSES: BEGINNERS

1. AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER FIRST AID CPR AED

2. RED CROSS FIRST AID AND CPR

3. STOP THE BLEED

BEST FIRST AID CLASSES: INTERMEDIATE

1. CIVILIAN MEDICAL

2. NORTH AMERICAN RESCUE ENHANCED BLEEDING CONTROL

3. NOLS WILDERNESS FIRST AID

4. SIG SAUER BULLETS & BANDAGES I & II

5. ACTIVE RESPONSE TRAINING TACTICAL FIRST AID AND SYSTEM COLLAPSE MEDICINE

Other Articles:

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CMP 055 – Getting Hired

Intro …

This show is brought to you by Primary Arms

Background… Why do people need to hear this podcast? Showing up unprepared etc….

What is the process of getting hired?

Physical test 

Written test

Interviews

How can someone prepare for these sections?

Training

Look up protocols, practice scenarios, print out NREMT skills sheets etc

PRACTICE YOUR INTERVIEW QuESTIONS

Things not to do/mistakes we have seen with applicants.

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CMP 054 – First Care Provide

Intro …

First Care Provider App

RACE

  • React
  • Activate

C.A.R.E

  • Control Bleeding
  • Open Airway
  • Check Respirations
  • Prevent Exposure
  • Evacuate

Did yall see the NAR post MCARH?

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CMP 053 – Skinny Medic Has Covid

Intro..

So I got Covid .. 

  It is interesting to see how Covid affects different people. Some have mild symptoms and others end up on a Vent.

There is a more contagious version not in the US. 

VACCINE INFORMATION

You can’t get COVID-19 from the vaccine. Vaccine components include:

  • Active Ingredient nucleoside-modified messenger RNA (modRNA) encoding the viral spike protein of SARS-CoV-2

Four lipids (including polyethylene glycol or PEG)

  • PEG is used in laxatives and in bowel preparation used before colonoscopy and is the most likely component to cause symptoms or allergic reaction
  • Four salts (including NaCl) which act as a pH buffer
  • Sugar (sucrose)

Current COVID-19 vaccine does not contain thimerosal, mercury, antibiotics, or preservatives.

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CMP 052 – PrepMedic

Intro …

PrepMedic Introduction

How did you get into EMS?

Why did you start the PrepMedic YouTube channel?

How did you pass Skinny Medic so fast? 

What is your current EDC?

What advice would you give someone getting into EMS?

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CMP 051 – Q&A

Intro …

Everyone talks a lot about IFAKs. But could y’all recommend supplemental gear? Example: what extra items would you carry for a group of people that may also have ifaks on them?

How to treat a neck wound

How to treat major hemorrhaging of the head/face/neck, and eye injuries. And maybe how to treat disembowelment if you think that’s something worth covering.

How to treat a gunshot wound. Could be important

Lower abdominal penetrating trauma. Vented or Non Vented Occlusive?

If adequate supplies are not available, or if budget is an issue. Some options for chest seals. Good material for bandaging or packing.

Something that’s gonna go way over Shawn’s head. Like different stroke presentations depending on where the stroke is occurring. Or reading a 12 lead and interpreting the area of the heart affected.

How to secure a protruding object… Even simple dressing applications.

How to find a good trauma class in our area that allows civilians.

What to look for in an emergency response training instructor. What quals to ask about/look for.

How long a training should take, and what kind of cost to look for.

This isn’t to look for the bare minimum, but what should a “good” trainer expect: time frame/ compensation. ie: you charge X for Y amount of time. Not that we need to know what you or Shawn charge, but what is a fair compensation for your time/knowledge.

I’m wanting to have a class for our gun club, but want to know about what to expect, so I can write it in a proposal to our Board.

common injurys in the elderly and sepsis. Please

Best resources/at home training for those of us currently unable to attend classes

Doggo first aid! What do you carry?

How to treat a gunshot wound to the buttocks

Why was PrepMedic able to pass you on subscribers so quickly?

Since viagra works by directing blood flow to the Penis , would taking two viagra work just as well as a tourniquet for a limb injury?

How about—- given the possibility of social unrest widespread throughout the country, what should a person have on hand to care for himself, his/her family, and those close to him? And where can one go to get those supplies at a good price?

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