Category Environmental

ECG Case 074

97 year old gentleman found unconscious at home. Brought into emergency by ambulance at 10am having last been seen at 8pm the evening before.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is hyperthermia with neurological dysfunction due to the failing thermoregulatory system; rectal temperature exceeds 40.6°C (definition varies between authors — in practice, don't be too strict especially if prehospital cooling performed)
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Decompression Sickness

Decompression sickness, is a form of decompression illness, where a reduction in ambient pressure ('decompression') leads to de no intravascular and extravascular bubble formation with pathological consequences