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Imhotep – The First Physician

The ancient Egyptian civilisation was the first of the recorded great world civilisations. Little is known about the prehistoric societies that came before Egypt but it is assumed that they were steeped in superstition and that their ability to treat disease was primitive at best and possibly non-existent. The relative stability that Egyptian society provided […]


Cardiovascular Insights

Dr. Hicks is the founding physician of Veritas Cardiovascular in South Carolina. He noticed that patients were often confused by their diagnoses and why they were supposed to be taking certain medications. Medical staff can all feel the pressures of time during consultations, and on many occasions patients can leave without really understanding the explanations […]


The Oxygenator Assessment – Part 2

In Part 1 of ‘The Oxygenator Assessment’ we learnt what the oxygentor is. In Part 2 we are going to look at the 6 big issues that need to be covered from an airway assessment perspective: The atmosphere Mask ventilation Laryngoscopy/intubation → infraglottic Rescue airway → supra/extraglottic Surgical airway Lung compliance   The Atmosphere I include […]