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Mark Nichol

Any questions regarding life threatening crical care intervention in the prehospital setting.


I can answer questions on first aid. (Specifically treatment at time of injury.) Since first aid occurs at time of injury, post injury care and complications are frequently outside my expertise. Please keep in mind I am NOT a doctor. I cannot diagnose, recommend medications or confirm medication conflicts. Several people request information regarding a novel they are writing. This usually involves information that I cannot provide. Keep this in mind before asking. If I do not feel qualified to answer your question, I will certainly suggest you contact a more suitable 'expert'.


EMT-B. First Aid Instructor Trainer.

Dave Hammond

What topics should a first aid kit cover? All aspects of keeping first aid skills and confidence current after training. New training and product technology.

Craig Wormald

I can answer most questions about Emergency driving and different uses of equipment also Emergency care and transport using basic equipment for non basic situations.

Marcus LaBarbera

On Vacation
returns 08/12/2014
I am available to answer most questions related to: first aid, pre- hospital medicine, EMT and Paramedic questions, medical transport, critical care transport, ICU/CCU care, sedation, and medicine in general.

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2014-07-20 Arm Injury:

Hello Laura,    Sorry to hear about your injury. The way you described the pain, numbness, burning, and cold sensations along your arm it sounds like some nerve involvement (whacking a nerve can give you

2014-07-08 vision problem caused by head injury:

Hello Porsher,    I'm sorry to hear about your injury. If you started to have double vision and visual disturbances after your first exam I would get rechecked by a doctor. There may be swelling or further

2014-06-10 eye:

Hello Tonia,    I apologize for taking so long to respond back (the system didn't notify me as it usually does that I had a question up on here). Yes, dish soap in the eye will burn but shouldn't cause

2014-06-09 Tongue swallow in unconscious patient+potential neck injry:

Hi Tom,    The protocols in this situation would be to follow the ABC's (Airway, Breathing, Circulation).  You would check if there is an obstruction first as this would affect the "airway" (which is first)

2014-06-01 eye burns:

I showed a friend an old trick to relieve itchy eyes. Use Luke warm water and two table spoons of salt. Completely resolve salt. Use lip of cup to open eye and pour water into eye while blinking. Wait

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