Test For Unconsciousness: The Sternal Rub

Ahhh the embattled sternal rub. Revered, reviled ... the sternal rub is the Ann CoulterĀ of medical interventions. Abrasive, annoying, loved by many, hated by many more. The subject of the usefulness … [Read more...]

Treatment of Head Injury

Part three of a three part series In our last two installments we looked at the way heads get injured and the various ways the brain tends to bleed. In this, our last installment in the head injury … [Read more...]

Responding to Head Injuries

Part one of a three part series. It seems that after the tragic deaths of both Natasha Richardson and Billy Mays, head injuries have been getting a lot of play time in the media. Richardson died of … [Read more...]

Test For Unconsciousness: The Hand Drop

After I wrote a recent article on the benefits of the face flickĀ for assessing level of consciousness, I received a string of questions and commentary on the effectiveness of another, more well known … [Read more...]

Test For Unconsciousness: The Face Flick

Sometimes, when we get on that outer boundary of established medical practices we start running in to controversy. As an author, and a bit of a non-conformist, I love controversy. One area that falls … [Read more...]