My Dream Vacation
By: Jessica Walrath
Finally, I was off on my 2 week Break froM Medical School
Finally, I could relax...
Attention Passengers! If There is a medical doctor on board, please notify the nearest flight attendant.
Iâ€™m a Third year medical student...
But Iâ€™m not a doctor yet.
Should I say something?
The flight attendant is only a few rows away...
I’m a medical student!
Oh thank goodness! It’s one of the passengers...
He Can’t Breathe!
Where is he?
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- Central Apnea - Infection - SEizure - Guillain-Barre - Myasthenia Gravis - Botulism - Diaphragmatic Paralysis - Muscular Dystrophy
Congestive heart failure
Pulmonary Embolus Trauma
I’m a third year medical student.
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Jessica, I’m Nancy and this is my son, David.
Can you tell me what happened? Arrhythmia
He was eating Dinner...
is there an Epipen on Board?
Hi, my name is Jessica.
Then he got all itchy...
And His voice got funny...
He’s covered in urticaria.
His Lips are swollen.
What’s going on?
Your son is having an allergic reaction.
I’m going to give him a shot of Epinephrine.
This will help with his breathing.
How are you feeling now, David?
It Didn’t work...
Please, do something!
What do I do?
Ok, always start with the ABCâ€™s, airway, Breathing, Circulation.
He needs an airway!
His airway is closing up.
Step 1: Preparation
Step 2: Landmarks
Step 3: Cut
Gather supplies and recall relevant anatomy of the larynx
Find the cricothyroid membrane between the thyroid and cricoid cartilage
Make an inch-long incision through the cricothyroid membrane while stabilizing the thyroid cartilage
Well, it’s time to get up!
Yeah, it was just a dream.
’S Y AY GR TOM A AN
Ready to start your emergency medicine month?
You know what?
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