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If a rider has a respiratory rate of 30/minute at first contact, dropping to 22 by 3 minutes after the incident Motorcyclists and then increasing again to 26 by 5 minutes, these subtle changes Motorcyclists often also have three impacts. They will tend to rise up off the bike and essential if these trends are to be detected. They then progress rapidly to a second impact Method of extrication wherever they land, and their organs are forced to a halt a fraction of a second later. The Fire Service needs clinical support in determining the most appropriate method of extrication in relation to two key elements: time frame and route. This requires the prehospital provider to Pedestrians understand what can and what can’t be achieved by the firefighters. It is traditionally said that adult pedestrians turn away from an If the patient is time critical, in order to achieve a rapid extri- oncoming car whereas children turn towards it. This does not cation, compromises may have to be made with regard to spinal appear to be evidence based. Not all patients can travel by air Several times a year the emergency services attend accidents and ambulance, but it may be preferable to an ambulance ride down leave without assessing all the casualties. Casualties have been evacuated from railways from a vehicle, or someone who has staggered from the scene to on board trains, from river banks in passing boats and even on collapse later. Consider the route before you take the patient Contralateral head injury along it. Intrathoracic or Right hospital intra-abdominal injury It is not just about choosing between the cottage hospital or the Fractured femoral shaft trauma unit. Not only do you need to decide the most appropriate facility for the clinical care of your patient but you need to consider trying to keep families together (particularly if there are children), getting them closer to their home to make travelling easier for friends and relatives, and even if all other matters are equal, getting the crews back to their station more quickly. Make sure the crew knows where you want the patient to go, and make sure the police Figure 4. Safety at Scene: A Manual for Paramedics and Immediate Care • All incident scenes should be approached in a structured manner Doctors. Louis: Mosby, 2001 • Liaise early with the Incident Safety Officer (usually Fire Service) Watson L. Introduction A Airway: Head and Neck The primary survey is a systematic process by which life-threatening conditions are identified and immediate life-saving treatment is started. B Breathing: Chest Initially developed for the assessment of trauma patients, the principles of thorough protocol-led assessment, combined with immediate interventions can be equally applied to the medical patient. C Circulation: Abdomen, pelvis, Long Not every practitioner’s ‘primary survey’ will be the same – there bones (+Chest) will be variations dependent upon: • assessment tools availability and competency (e. Triggers for repetition of the survey a stepwise and reproducible assessment tool which proceeds in a include: logical fashion, both in terms of clinical importance and anatomic • any acute change in clinical condition region (Figure 5. Despite a team approach, a single clinician must take responsi- bility for the primary survey and ensure that all steps have been Other opportunities to repeat the primary survey will arise and completed. In short the primary survey consists of: : Control of catastrophic external haemorrhage. A neck assessment should Condition Intervention also identify wounds and laryngeal injury as well as factors A Actual or impending Airway manoeuvres/adjuncts, suction, identifying a difficult (surgical) airway. Adrenaline in be given for C spine injury and immobilization device(s) applied presence of anaphylaxis as indicated. B Tension pneumothorax Decompression + thorocostomy B: Breathing assessment and intervention. This is a good stage at which C Haemodynamic instability Intravenous fluids, inotropes, to establish an appropriate analgesic strategy. The secondary survey is a thorough ‘top to toe’ assessment to identify any other injuries/stigmata which the primary survey may scene time, scene conditions and patient instability will dictate the not have revealed. In contrast, the obtunded • or unconscious patient requires rapid assessment and protection How to identify which patients need a secured airway of the airway. An obstructed airway can be the cause or result of a • How to predict a difficult airway decreased level of consciousness. Assess for: Introduction • obvious signs of maxillofacial or neck trauma Ensuring delivery of oxygenated blood to the brain and other vital • foreign bodies, swelling, blood or gastric contents in the mouth organsistheprimaryobjectiveintheinitialtreatmentoftheseverely • paradoxical movement of the chest and abdomen – ‘see-sawing’ injured or ill patient: securing a patent and protected airway has • accessory muscle use (head bobbing in infants) priority over management of all other conditions (with the excep- • suprasternal, intercostal or supraclavicular recession tion of catastrophic haemorrhage).

So prompt was the effect that Scar tissue palpation they coined the term ‘Sekundenphenoman’ (effect within a second) purchase 30gm elimite free shipping. This was the beginning of Dosch (1984) has described scars as ‘interference ‘Neuraltherapie’ cheap 30gm elimite amex, making use of Novocain for painful fields’, explaining that such a ‘field’ is a ‘center of conditions (mainly in Germany). It was later found irritation’ potentially producing strong, persistent that it did not matter what was injected and finally interference with the neurovegetative system. It is that the same effect could be brought about by just suggested that scars (and other pathologically using the needle. It was therefore no coincidence that damaged tissues) are capable of generating strong, the same therapists finally adopted acupuncture. In long-standing stimuli that ‘mislead the regulating this development, however, the scar was largely mechanisms’. These concepts seem very similar to our understand- ing of sensitization and facilitation, as discussed in They go on to describe how soft tissue methods Chapter 2. Eventually, it should be possible to move fairly assessment once the first barrier is reached. Choose an area to be assessed, where abnormal • Perform exactly the same sequence over and over degrees of skin on fascia adherence, and/or drag again until the entire area of tissue has been searched, sensations, were previously noted. B Pull apart to assess degree of skin elasticity – compare with neighboring skin area. Reproduced with permission from Chaitow (2003a) use when palpating for trigger points close to scar to the underlying tissues, most frequently to bone. Just as with other soft The characteristic findings on the skin are increased tissue, after engaging the barrier and waiting, we skin drag, owing to increased moisture (sweating); obtain release after a short latency, almost without skin stretch will be impaired and the skin fold will be increasing pressure. If the scar covers a wider area, it may adhere value, because if, after engaging the barrier the Chapter 6 • Assessment/Palpation Section: Skills 145 suggests deep palpation for painful areas near scars, Box 6. Lewit & Olanska (2004) go on remind us of the use Method of barrier assessment (as discussed above in relation • Have someone lie prone. As in joints, there is always • Now palpate directly for thermal (heat) variations by a range of movement in which there is next to no molding your hands lightly to the tissues to assess resistance to stretch or shift. The moment the first for temperature differences, avoiding lengthy hand resistance is met, the barrier is reached. Under normal contact so as not to change the status of the tissues conditions, this barrier is soft and can easily be sprung you are palpating. For treatment, we engage the (comparing one area with another, and also barrier, and after a short latency, release is obtained. After locating an active scar (characterized by pain • In this way identify the most likely target areas for being produced during stretching of the tissues deeper palpation. Upledger & Vredevoogd (1983) discuss scar tissue, illustrating its importance with the example of a Do the scan and palpation findings agree with each patient with chronic migraine headaches which other? This resulted in freedom from headaches, according to these respected authors, who add: resistance does not change, this is not due to the scar ‘Spontaneous relief of low back pain, menstrual dis- but to some intra-abdominal pathology. This observation correlates with Lewit (fascia, muscle) & Olanska’s mention of ‘increased moisture’ which This involves evaluating qualities of texture, conges- characterizes areas of greater skin drag. In the • Is there a sense of tethering, or does the scar ‘float’ muscular sense this means that if increased in reasonable supple, elastic, local tissues? This is equally, or are there directions of movement for all, characterized by indications of structural or part, of the scar that are limited, compared with changes in the supporting tissues with the others? Simons & Mense (1997) have examined the • See if local tenderness or actual pain exists around increased levels of tone associated with clinical the scar on pressure or distraction of attached muscle pain. McMakin (2004) has described some of the hand, or by means of pinching, compressing and/or mechanisms involved in muscles and rolling the scar tissue between the thumb and finger. Tissues modify in response to musculoskel- a reduction in local blood supply, decreasing etal overuse, misuse, disuse and abuse (trauma) – oxygen transport and waste removal, leading to a involving factors such as age, genetic features, further tightening of the myofascia. Bauer & Heine (1998) conducted a clinical the adaptive demands are repeated, or are constant, study to observe fascial perforations in different effects are likely. The for example) in which the same stages are perforations correlate ‘identically’ with passed through (alarm, adaptation, traditional Chinese acupuncture point Chapter 6 • Assessment/Palpation Section: Skills 147 locations, which Wall & Melzack noted also need for naturopaths to have a constant correlate – in approximately 80% of cases – awareness of contextual factors, and not just with common trigger point sites (Melzack the obvious. Bauer & Heine (1998) also found that the Myers (2001) has described a number of perforating vessels were frequently clinically useful sets of myofascial chains – ‘strangled’ together by a thick ring of collagen the connections between different structures fibers, lying just above the perforation (‘long functional continuities’) that he terms aperture. These involve specific These alterations might be considered as linkages that can help to explain why certain part of an ‘organizing’ (or adaptive) response, symptoms emerge some distance from an in which sustained tone is replaced by concrete, identified area of dysfunction. The body may be adapting An example of one of the continuities to the seemingly permanent demand for described by Myers (1997) is the so-called increased tone in these tissues (Lewit 1999a). The degree of relative ischemia, hypoxia and has now been identified, including ligaments retention of toxic debris evident, as the (Meiss 1983), menisci (Ahluwalia 2001), spinal various stages of adaptation progress, is likely discs (Hastreiter et al 2001) and, as suggested to vary from person to person (and region to by the research of Yahia et al (1993), the region) in relation to features such as age, lumbodorsal fascia, which has been shown by exercise, nutritional status, lifestyle, etc. Barker & Briggs (1999) to extend from the It is during these adaptation stages that pelvis to the cervical area. This may have as yet unspecified changes are themselves capable of sending influences on general muscular tone and noxious impulses to distant target areas conditions such as low back pain. See notes in where pain and new ‘crops’ of embryonic this chapter, and in Chapters 7 and 10, on the trigger points develop (Simons et al 1999). Bands of stress fibers tend to develop in the towards symptom evolution, highlight the hypertonic tissues and the muscles affected in 148 Naturopathic Physical Medicine Figure 6.

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Necessary communicative competence Given the appearance of dialect variants in clinic and their impact on communication and care 30gm elimite with visa, the communicative competence necessary for this setting will now be examined order elimite 30 gm online. Effective communicative competence on the part of the medical professional would, first, imply not only a knowledge of technical terminology but also an ability to communicate with the patient on a more human level that reduces the social distance as well as using language that allows the patient to understand the information the doctor wishes to explain. This is the productive element of the communicative competence, that is, the linguistic ability to produce certain lexicon during the medical interview and to carry out an effective and appropriate dialog. Second, medical professionals would need the receptive capacity to understand variants used by patients as well as a practical knowledge of techniques that could be implemented to resolve a misunderstanding in the case that one should occur. Thus, specifically in terms of lexicon, the medical professional needs to produce the appropriate standard and technical terminology while at the same time understand the variants used by patients or at least be equipped with the skills to help attain a level of understanding with the patient (Bennink 2013a). Unfortunately, though in theory this concept is fairly basic, there are various challenges to its practical implementation that arise from diverse factors including the patient himself/herself, the inherent characteristics of the variants and the availability of materials and education. In the above description of communicative competence, the onus of fostering adequate communication is placed solely on the medical provider, a considerable burden for a single person who interacts with people of various backgrounds on a daily basis. Firstly, the patient typically uses a given variant as opposed to a more standard term because that is the one he/she has within his/her language repertoire. Secondly, the Dialect Variation and its Consequences on In-Clinic Communication 225 patient, in most cases, will have a lower ability to resolve misunderstandings than the medical professsional due to a couple of factors. For one, it has been demonstrated that people with a low educational level and socioeconomic status tend to have more difficulties in resolving misunderstandings or finding other ways to explain a word or a phrase. This may result in the patient’s inability to play an active role in the resolution of misunderstandings leaving the respon- sibility on the medical provider, who then has to learn to effectively resolve these situations with each patient from diverse backgrounds 4 and countries of origin. Compounding the difficulty of this task is the quantity and di- versity of the variants that occur in clinic, as briefly alluded to in the description of the variants. Second, due to the fact that many variants are region specific and informal in nature, though it would be useful to learn them in order to understand the patient, they are not as readily useful in terms of productive language. Many times, the patient’s country of origin is unknown and, additionally, it is nearly impossible to know which terms are familiar to that particular patient. Inserting dialect variants with the hope of making the patient feel more comfortable and more likely to understand the medical professional without knowing more about them could actually result in the opposite effect – a distancing of the patient or even an offense. Finally, given that some variants are due to pronunciation differences or interferences from English, the 4 For more information on factors which give rise to higher variant use among patients and which inhibit the patient’s participation in the resolution of misunderstandings, please see Bennink (2014). This represents a linguistic understanding that is far too demanding for most physicians who are already setting aside part of their all too scarce time to learn Spanish. Lastly, even if the medical professional had the desire to learn some of the dialect variants or turn to reference materials such as dic- tionaries when they do not understand a term or phrase, they may be surprised to discover a great absence of variants in both of these re- sources. During the aforementioned study carried out by Bennink in 2013, there was also an analysis of the inclusion of dialect variants in Spanish for medical professionals courses and manuals used within the studied region as well as in some dictionaries used as reference. Finally, in terms of the dictionaries, the analysis of the Diccionario de la Lengua Española from the Real Academia Española (2001), the Diccionario del Español Usual de México (Fernando Lara 2000), the Southwestern Medical (Artschwager Kay 2001), and a later comparison with the Diccionario de Americanismos (Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española 2010) confirmed that each one is missing some of the variants found to be frequent in the medical setting. Conclusion As has been illustrated, dialect variants in cross-lingual medical com- munication are not only prevalent but also, when unfamiliar to the medical professional, can potentially have a negative impact on care. However, when seeking to integrate them into the communicative competence of the healthcare professionals, various challenges are confronted, including the patient’s communication skills, the quantity and diversity of variants and the lack of educational and resource materials that incorporate dialectal terms. Though the intention in this chapter is not to give an answer for each of these challenges, it should be mentioned that Bennink and those at the Universidad de Oviedo are currently conducting research that aspires to address this need. The final goal of this repertoire will be its use as a resource in clinic and as the basis for the creation of material for Spanish for medical professionals courses. Searching for understanding in the medical consultation: Language accommodation and the use of dialect variants among Latino patients in Murawska, Magdalena / Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna / Wasikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia (eds) Discourse in Co(n)text – The Many Faces of Specialized Discourse. Introduction Although medical evidence has always been critical in legal and admi- nistrative proceedings, proper medical expert witnesses have only ap- peared in criminal courts relatively recently. As Stygall (2001: 331) explains, “[m]any observers of the rise of the professions tend to treat expertise as a modern phenomenon, associated with the rise of the th professions and the academic disciplines in the 19 century”. Since then, as professionals with a specialized knowledge, doctors and physicians have had an obligation to assist and provide their expertise in the administration of justice. Through their education and experience, expert witnesses can provide the court with an assessment or opinion within their area of competence, which is not considered to be the domain of other professionals in court, such as the lawyers and the judge. The aim of this study is to investigate medical discourse in historical criminal trials in order to ascertain whether specific discursive practices were employed. The offence considered is infanticide and the narratives, cross-examinations and re-examinations involving doctors, physicians, pathologists, practitioners and ‘masters in surgery’ are investigated both quantitatively and qualitatively, providing examples of medical testimony which give a specialist and authoritative account of the physical examination of both victims and murderers. It has been observed that specific discursive practices account for the search for “balance between credibility and comprehensibility” (Cotterill 2003: 196) in a context where the discourse is to be considered both professional/lay and inter-professional (Linell 1998: 143). Medical experts find themselves simultaneously engaged in these two types of discourse: their testimonies are in fact for the benefit of a lay jury and lay people in general who lack understanding of and experience with both the legal and the medical genres and jargon. Additionally, the interactional dyad lawyer/medical expert can be considered to be an inter-professional type of discourse inasmuch as two competing modes of reasoning represent profession-specific approaches to the particular case in hand. Nowadays, expert witnesses occupy a unique position in court trials: unlike lay witnesses, they have more privileges and prerogatives, such as the right to give lengthier answers, to contradict their interlocutors, as well as to draw conclusions and express opinions on the strength of their experience and expertise. Outside the courtroom setting, they enjoy the same professional status and social standing of lawyers and judges, thanks to their competence and domain knowledge. However, since the witness box is a place outside their professional context, the experts are subject to the rule and role constraints which characterize the courtroom trial (2003: 168).

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