Last week I posted how to remove a tungsten carbide ring by destroying it. This week I will share a trick from Professor Simon Carley (2013), on how to remove a ring without cutting it. He does provide a few word of guidance if you are planning this route of ring removal:
- Do not attempt this method if there is a wound to the finger;
- Compression only works on soft tissue injuries;
- Try this at your own risk, have an alternate means of removing the ring;
- This will likely inflict some degree of pain on the patient, have an alternate removal plan available.
It isn’t often that a ring needs to be removed in the field, and of less frequency is the removal of a tungsten carbide ring. With that being said, having a trick up your sleeve for the day when you need to get a tungsten carbide ring off will have you looking like a seasoned veteran.
Studying for the Canadian Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) 6th edition, here are a few resources to help navigate and understand the content.
You might also be interested in a podcast reviewing the changes from the 5th edition.
After a little digging for some help with the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) content I came across a great video podcast. The video is about an hour long and discussing some NRP specific challenges to the prehospital environment. The PowerPoint slides are available here.
Video Podcast: Neonatal Resuscitation and NRP Guideline Changes
It’s a dry topic, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). With all the bug’s out there, how do you keep yourself and your patients protected? I have rounded up a few easy to use resources for reference. Continue reading