Intended Audience: BLS, ALS
Teaching Methods Used: Lecture, Video, Illustrations.
Did you know that George Washington died of a sore throat? Or that John Ritter died of an Aortic Dissection? What about Christopher Reeve? Didn’t he die in a horseback related accident? No? In this presentation we will re-visit some famous and historical figures and evaluate their cause of death and some possible solutions that may (or may not) have helped save their lives. This is all about assessment and resources available and recognizing potential life threats.
- List at least two symptoms seen with Epiglottitis
- List the difference between the presentation of Myocardial Infarction and Aortic Dissection
- Describe what a Saddle Embolus is and its significance in mortality
- Explain why Abraham Lincoln could have survived his GSW to the head versus John F Kennedy’s injury
Instructed by: Janet Taylor
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