Test For Unconsciousness: The Sternal Rub
A sternal rub is a technique used to assess the heart rate. The nurse places their hands on either side of the patient’s sternum and rubs in a brisk manner. This will cause the heart to beat faster and can be used to count the number of heartbeats per minute.
What Is The Duty To Act?
The term Duty to Act is a legal term that defines an individual or organization’s legal requirement to take action to prevent harm to a person or the community as a whole.
Rapid Diagnosis: Pinpoint Pupils
Pinpoint pupils are pupils that remain very small even in bright light. They can signify many issues, including drug use, poisoning, or a hemorrhage.
Understanding The SAMPLE History
SAMPLE, a mnemonic or memory device, is used to gather essential patient history information to diagnose the patient’s complaint and make treatment decisions.