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  • Cricothyrotomy Research Paper

    Surgical Breathing Saving a life is no easy task. To make things worse is when you must cause the patient more harm to allow their body to function properly or when dealing with a problem that can’t be seen. Which is why a Cricothyrotomy is such a sensitive topic. Even a minor slip up can cause the patient to lose their voice or could even cause them to bleed out. That’s why it takes the utmost patience, focus, and diligence. To begin you need to check your patient for vital signs. So, start off by checking their pulse. When the pulse is found you must lean forward while attempting to get your face as close as possible without touching the patient’s face. To see if you can feel the patient’s breath against your skin and visual see the bilateral rise and fall of the chest. When it is established that the patient doesn’t have adequate breaths. The root of the problem needs to be identified. As you look for what could be the problem. You want to make it a point that you look at the patient’s mouth and nose. When looking at the mouth your looking for anything in the back of the throat. If nothing is found then you look at the teeth to see if anything is broken or missing. Also, checking to see if there is any blood found that could cause clotting or any other form of obstruction. When you're checking the nose you need to take a light source and pug nose the patient. This way you can look and see things effectively. Looking for any swelling, bleeding, and/or any signs for…

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  • Sternotomy Case Study

    A median sternotomy remains the preferred and easiest mode of access to the heart and coronaries because it provides excellent mediastinal exposure. Healing complications after median sternotomy include instability with nonunion of the sternum and infection. This occurs in 0.3% to 5% of all cases and is associated with a mortality rate of 14% to 47%, especially if mediastinitis supervenes. In the last decade, the risk of wound complications has been raised because of the increasing number of…

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  • Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine: A Case Study

    Sometimes, tubercle bacilli might be transported to the sternum via the blood following the development of the primary pulmonary lesion. Osteomyelitis of the sternum usually appears as a complication of chest trauma also sternotomy, mediastinitis, or a subclavian intravenous line insertion. In our case it is not clear which factor influenced the BCG sternal osteomyelitis. Our patient had a mild fall at the age of three months with no serious injuries; also, at the age of four months he suffered…

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  • Halloween Skeletons

    in a real skeleton function as support, protection, movement, storage, and blood cell formation. This skeleton in particular is anatomically incorrect and would therefore function poorly. The rib cage of this skeleton alone has many inaccuracies. A real human skeleton has 24 ribs, while this skeleton only has 8. The lack of ribs in the rib cage would not allow the it to function effectively in a real human. The rib cage is essential in a human body in order to “protect the internal thoracic…

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  • Trachea Research Paper

    Anatomy of the chest wall. Skeleton: The bony framework is bounded by the 12 thoracic vertebrae posteriorly, from which 12 sets of bony ribs articulate and curve around, connecting with the manubrium, sternum, and costal cartilage anteriorly. The central anterior chest is defined by the sternum, which consists of 3 separate bones of the manubrium, sternal body, and xiphoid process The first 7 ribs, called true ribs, are attached to the sternum and manubrium directly. The 8th-10th ribs…

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  • Essay On Axial Skeleton

    axial part of the skeleton is the vertical, central section of the skeleton which includes the skull (cranium), the vertebral column and the rib cage. The axial skeleton is the supporting structure of the skeleton. It provides support and protection for the brain, the spinal cord and many of the organs within the human body. It also provides the body with a distinct shape. Below are the functions of the bones of the axial skeleton. Skull (Cranium): The skull has one main function and that is to…

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  • The Whitetail Deer: A Short Story

    a stiff-bladed saw with very fine teeth. He withdraws it and sets it on the ground. The last item he removes from the pack is his head lamp. After turning it on, he secures the lamp to his hat. In order to keep his outer garments from becoming bloody, Taj removes his winter gloves, hat, orange vest, and jacket. Taj moves the carcass so that it is lying flat on its left side, with its head to the right and tail to the left. He carefully unsheathes his knife. With his free hand, he feels the…

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  • Ectopia Cordis Research Paper

    ectopia cordis. One type is called Cervical Ectopia cordis which is a type of 5% of the total cases. The heart is located in the neck of the infant. The second type is Thoracic Ectopia cordis that is of 65% of the total cases. The heart is located in the anterior of the sternum. Lastly thoracoabdominal ectopia cordis that is 20% of the total cases. The heart is located in between the thorax and the abdomen. Abdominal ectopia cordis is 10% of the total cases. The heart is located in the abdomen…

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  • Axial Skeleton Research Paper

    Structure of the Axial Skeleton The Axial Skeleton is the midpoint of the body. The function of the Axial skeleton is to protect the vital organs such as the brain, heart and lungs Cranium Sternum and 24 ribs 24 Vertebrae, Sacrum and Coccyx Structure of the Appendicular skeleton Figure 2 The Appendicular skeleton is made up of the upper and lower limbs. Clavicle and Scapula Humerus, Radius and Ulna Carpals, Metacarpals, Phalanges and Sesamoid Two Pelvis bones Femur, Tibia, Patella and…

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  • Summary Of Work Related Injury: A Case Study

    DOI: 10/22/2014. Patient is a 32 -year-old male satellite radio technician who sustained a work-related injury when he fell asleep while on road and his truck drove off road and hit a tree. Per PT daily note dated 5/22/2015, patient feels more functional trunk mobility. Pain is primarily at the central aspect of the sternum, secondarily in the upper and middle thoracic spine. Pain is rated as 3/10 at the cervicothoracic spine at best and 8/10 at its worst. Patient demonstrated mild limitation…

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