You may have probably experienced having an accident where your head bumped on something hard, or someone bashed your head while you were playing. Usually, if you have a lump on your head, an ICE BAG 6″ is placed on that part to reduce the swelling.
If you are lucky enough, the swelling will be gone after a few days, but there are extreme cases where an operation is needed, and it only happens when you have a concussion.
A concussion is a head injury caused by a strong and a sudden blow on the head which causes for blood to clog on the brain. Usually, our brain is covered with a fluid they prevents our brain from banging on our cranium, but when a hard blow is received by our head, the brain gets injured from the inside which causes it to bleed. This is threatening because our brain would not be able to receive any oxygen which would cause oxygen deprivation that is quite lethal for us.
The Start of the Process
In extreme cases of head bumps, a patient would usually be unconscious. In order to transfer an unconscious patient, he is first carried on a STRETCHER and then rushed to the emergency room. After some tests and diagnosis, a neurosurgeon would assess whether the person would need surgery or not. If yes, the patient is then brought to the OR.
An IV line which is composed of an IV Catheter Neoflon, a THREE WAY STOPCOCK, and many more and an OXYGEN CANNULA are then attached to the patient. The cannula is placed on the nostrils of the patient to ensure that oxygen will be able to circulate in the body. The hair is then shaved in order to properly incise the head of the patient. After the incision, the skull is then drilled and opened. The duramater will be visible after this which will be cut open. The formed blood will be visible by now and using an IRRIGATING SOLUTION, the formed blood on the head will be slowly removed. After ensuring that there is no more bleeding, the skull will be closed using screws. Then the scalp is then stitched and covered by a BACTIGRAS which is changed often to avoid infection.
The patient will then be placed under observation to ensure that no complications would occur.
Accidents and assaults are something that we cannot avoid. But no matter what happens, our whenever when we are in a dangerous situation, our first priority should be protecting our heads. Our brain is the main organ that controls everything, if it is damaged, our life would be in a huge jeopardy.
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Have you ever experienced fainting in an overly crowded place like a concert, but luckily there are medical personnel around to assist you? Have you ever watched football where there’s an injured player being carried out of the venue on a stretcher? Scenarios like these are quite common especially in the sports world or in a very hot crowded place. But who do we call for help when tragedies like this happen? Doctors. Intelligent, well-trained doctors.
A Typical Hospital Scene
The room is crowded, a family member is crying, people are running back and forth, one doctor is trying to resuscitate his patient with an ambu bag while a nurse is attaching an IV Catheter neoflon for the IV line, another doctor is reviving his patient’s non-functioning heart with a defibrillator, and nurses are putting ice bags on hypertensive patients while measuring their blood pressure using a digital BP rossmax… this is one of the most typical scene that you can see in an emergency room.
Ever wonder why doctors charge so much?
The hospital is probably one of the busiest places on earth. Here we see the wonders and expertise of medical professionals as they try their best to bring their patient’s back to perfect health and shape. What they do is something that requires years of practice and studying. On average, after graduating high school, in order for a student to become a licensed doctor, he must spend a decade and a half in medical school, especially if he has a field of expertise. Aside from the time spent studying and practicing, in order to become a doctor, you will have to spend hundreds of thousands up to millions of pesos just to graduate medical school!
You also have to include the efforts, the sleepless nights, and the physical, mental, and psychological torture that a doctor has endured over the course of his school years.
The machines and materials that medical practitioners use are also quite expensive. Remember that hospital scene where a person is lying completely still as he enters a machine? That’s right. A CT scan. On average, a CT Scan machine costs around Php 7,000,000!
Doctors also charge so much because they have responsibilities in their homes. Siblings to help, family to build, children to raise, and bills to pay. Those are just some of their struggles. We also cannot ignore the fact that they also have wants, needs and dreams that they want to fulfill and goals that they have to reach.
To sum it up, the medical world is something that requires a lot. So we don’t really have to be shocked when doctors charge so much, except in some cases of course.
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