The Graham Response

Why It Is Important to Keep Trauma Patients Warm During Resuscitation

Posted by Graham Medical on Jan 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Resuscitation is required whenever a patient is unable to breath or their heart stops beating. This may be due to a medical condition such as a heart attack or a result of trauma caused by an accident. While cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential, hypothermia may occur, especially in instances of trauma, and exacerbate the patient's condition, leading to long term complications and even death. EMS personnel need to be cognizant of this risk, and if there's any indication of hypothermia, take immediate steps to warm the patient.

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Topics: EMS Blankets, medical blankets

Traumatic Shock and the Use of EMS Blankets for Patient Care

Posted by Graham Medical on Feb 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The “trauma triad of death” is well known to EMS professionals. Sometimes referred to as “the lethal triad”, it consists of hypothermia, coagulopathy and acidosis occurring in victims who have experienced multiple trauma.

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Topics: EMS, EMS Blankets, medical blankets

Materials Matter: How Medical Blanket Materials Impact Patient Care

Posted by Graham Medical on Feb 19, 2018 1:00:00 PM

As EMS service providers, you have the training and experience required to provide quick and effective care to trauma patients. Often, a combination of kind words, a non-threatening environment and a warm blanket creates a sense of well-being, which can make a real difference in a patient’s perception of their situation. EMS blankets, play an important role in improving patient outcomes. Medical blankets, which may rank among the least appreciated items in the EMS tool chest, not only provide warmth, but also protect patients and emergency responders against injury. Designed for different uses, and available in a variety of materials, EMS blankets play an important role in improved patient care outcomes.

 
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Understanding Applications for Different Medical Blankets

Posted by Graham Medical on Oct 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM
One  of the truly unsung heroes in the EMTs armamentarium of emergency  supplies is the lowly blanket. While more specialized equipment involves state-of-the-art technology or lifesaving functions like staunching blood flow, the lowly blanket just continues to do its menial job function(s). BUT, it truly is a hero and is recognized as such by the persons who need it in emergency situations.
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Topics: medical blankets