February 12, 2014


We had a full house for our lecture this week. The presentation was both informative and interesting. I thought I’d share 3 points, which you may find very useful:

  • If your patient faints, give them water to increase vascular volume, not a glucose drink! Adding anything to the water will delay its absorption and your patient is more likely to faint again!
  • If your diabetic patient hasn’t eaten, give them a carbohydrate (e.g. a biscuit or bread) rather than a glucose drink.
  • For patients with an internal defibrillator, avoid ultrasonics and electrosurgery. This interferes with the internal circulatories so the damage may not be immediately noticeable.

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