What is first priority during an adult pulseless collapse? a) starting chest compressions b) administering adrenaline intravenously c) administering adrenaline intramuscularly d) giving 2 rescue breaths e) giving a shock with an external defibrillator d) putting the patient in the recovery position
e) giving a shock with an external defibrillator. This is the only intervention which has been found to have any significant impact on survival. The earlier a defibrillator can be used the higher the chance of survival.
What are five causes of haematuria?
1. Urinary tract infection 2. Urinary tract calculi 3. Cancer of the bladder, kidney or prostate 4. Trauma 5. Nephropathy
When examining an injured hand how can you distinguish between a ruptured Flexor Digitorium Profundis and a flexor digitorum superficialis?
The Profundis attaches to the base of the distal phalanx and flexes the distal interphalangeal joint, the Superficialis flexes the proximal interphalangeal joint. To test the Superficialis accurately the other fingers in the hand first need to be isolated to stop the recruitment of the Profundis in performing this movement.