Kim, Emergiblog, is this week's host of Grand Rounds. Nice edition! You can read it here (photo credit).
Welcome to the Emergiblog Speedway, where the Grand Rounds 500 is about to get underway! No chance of a rain delay - our bloggers are ready to roll!Thirty-nine bloggers have shown up for the event. All entries have qualified; no posts were sent back to the garage.And ladies, don’t worry, you’re welcome on the track, I just wanted to use the classic starting phrase!
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Paul Auerbach, MD, Medicine for the Outdoors, has a nice post on the field management for a penetrating ("sucking") chest wound.
The usual teaching for improvisational management of chest wounds is that all open wounds (particularly those in which air is bubbling) should be rapidly covered, to avoid “sucking” chest wounds that could allow more air to enter the pleural space and thus continue to worsen a collapsed lung. For a dressing, a Vaseline-impregnated gauze, heavy cloth, or adhesive tape can be used. The dressing should be sealed to the chest on at least three sides…….
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Late Day Addendum:
Welcome to the first edition of MetaCarnival: a Carnival of Carnivals (announced here), the new, monthly, and interdisciplinary gathering of blogs and blog carnivals.
Let's picture all participants in the shadow of an expansive sycamore tree, conducting a lively Q&A lunch discussion.