Monthly Archives: May 2012

OXY’s LOG – ‘Tourner sur une nouvelle feuille de route…’

The term tourniquet originated from the French ‘‘tourner’’ meaning ‘‘to turn”. The first reported use of a tourniquet for haemorrhage control after wounding was by a french army surgeon called Etienne Morel in 1674. 1  . . Tourniquets: villain or … Continue reading

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Clinical Governance Day 23rd May 2012

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OXY’s LOG – ‘Blue-lights and Sirens…’

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, portrayed as femme fatales who drowned sailors with their enchanting music and voices.1 Drowning is a process resulting in primary respiratory impairment from submersion /immersion in a liquid medium.2 . A liquid/air interface … Continue reading

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OXY’s LOG – ‘That tricky fella, human error…’

‘Errare humanum est’  Adapted by Alexander Pope1 in 1711 into the famous quote: ‘To err is human, to forgive divine.’ Case: A MVA victim (later retrieved by GSA-HEMS) comes into a rural trauma unit with a head injury and facial fractures. They need … Continue reading

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Clinical Governance Day 9th May 2012

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