Monthly archives: April, 2017

Transporting Victims In Emergencies

In times of crisis, there can be many casualties and victims. For those who need medical attention right away, they are sometimes in a state where they are unable to walk and so must be carefully brought out of wherever they are and taken to a hospital. This type of scenario will have many variables which will affect how the transportation will be done. Variables such as extent of injuries, location, terrain, etc. all play a part in how to safely remove a victim from the area.

Typically, a stretcher is what is employed to get the job done. It is a stiff, bed-like apparatus that must be carried by two people in order to carry a patient on it. They are useful as they allow for passage over uneven terrain and can be easily deployed and carried (when empty).

If there is pavement or flat walking surfaces, a gurney (or wheeled stretcher) is preferred. This is what you typically see at the sight of car accidents. They don’t require lifting (except to get the patient onto it in the first place) and make transportation easy.

If you have stairs to cover, then a stretcher or gurney will not suffice. In this situation, you will need a stair chair. It is a wheeled chair with handles positioned in such a way that it can be easily carried down stairs by two people with a patient sitting atop it. It can be very dangerous to try to move someone down flights of stairs without this device, for both the patient as well as the rescuers.

Having the right equipment for the task at hand is a big part of medical rescue. The lack of it can mean failure in the endeavor to save someone from a crisis.

Is A Job In The Medical Field Right For You

ambulance-2166079_960_720In today’s world, there are a lot of different career paths that one can take. And when selecting one, a point to consider is whether or not that job will remain relevant as technology improves. For example, many types of work have become obsolete with the advent of computer and automation technology, such as factory work and even (to a degree) accounting. So picking a path that will not meet a fate of obsolescence is important.

One path in particular that will probably always be in demand is medicine. People will always need doctors, nurses and other types of medical professionals and technicians. But this is not a path for everyone as some of these specific careers have certain demands.

Take doctors of instance. First of all, it requires a lot of schooling and education to become a doctor. And not only that, you have to be willing to deal with many kinds of people, in varying conditions. Not everything about being a doctor is glamorous (in fact, most of it isn’t), so one has to be willing to deal with the sick, the stubborn, the elderly and the irritable.

The same could be said of nurses and medical assistants. Actually, these have to deal with some of the “dirtier” work involved with patient care on a regular basis. So being a doctor or nurse not only requires the willingness to experience loads of education, study of anatomical models, practice, etc. but also requires the ability to care for people.

If those don’t seem like your cup of tea, there is also the possibility of becoming a technician. These professionals only deal with a particular machine (like x-ray or scanning machines) and have a much more technical function. They are still in demand and can help to make a difference while not having to deal with patients as intimately and the aforementioned positions.