Sepsis is a serious medical condition that is caused by a systemic immune response to an infection in the blood stream. If not rapidly treated, the infection can lead to septic shock. Septic shock is a form of shock that falls under the category of ‘distributive shock’ as it leads to a decrease in overall blood pressure due to widespread vasodilation throughout the entire body. The decrease in blood pressure leads to decrease in oxygenation of tissues that results from the inflammatory response. Lack of oxygenation to the tissues will lead to cell damage and eventually organ failure as they are deprived of the nutrients they need for...
This video provides a brief overview of what is happening on the cellular level when someone is experiencing anaphylaxis. We also go over what to look for when you respond to someone who is experiencing this life-threatening disorder.
This EMTprep Education Segment reviews Le Fort Fractures and how they're classified. Knowing this information can help you on test questions and in the field when you hear someone refer to it or if you run across a patient suffering from these type of injuries.