afuturemd"With the IBB Blood Transfusion Packs there will be no room for error while administering blood to those who need it. The packaging makes it almost impossible for you to make a mistake, because the letters A, B, or O appear prominently when the bag is filled with blood. Every part of the bags except the letters is translucent and this is what makes it distinctive."
--IBB Blood Transfusion Packs is a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner.
--Designers: Lee Hye Jung, Kim Byung Soo, Chae Ju Eun & Kim Bo Mi (photo & info via Yanko Design) #blood#transfusion#design#medicine#branding#packaging#hospital#howtosavealife6d
afuturemdA 14-year-old boy presents to the emergency department (ED) after "feeling a pinch" on his left foot. On arrival, heart rate is 125 bpm, blood pressure is 172/122, temperature is 99.6°F (37.5°C), respiratory rate is 22, and oxygen saturation is 98%. He is diaphoretic and complaining of diffuse muscle cramps to his extremities and trunk. Electrocardiogram, routine laboratory tests, and toxicology screens are negative. What envenomation could produce this reaction?
A. Brown recluse spider
C. Black widow spider
(Photo & Question via @Medscape)1mon
corteztres Black widow? I know the venom affects NMJ transmission, don't think Loxosceles causes muscle symptoms.
afuturemd The answer is C. Black Widow! "Black widow spiders are one of only a few spiders with the ability to cause a poisonous bite to humans...] Most bites are felt immediately as a pinprick sensation at the bite site, followed by increasing local pain that may spread quickly to include the entire bitten extremity." (Medscape)