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Changing Your Frame of Reference Standards of Care in HA Operations
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“Two Standards of Care” Understand “Two Standards of Care” Empiricism - relying on hunches more than hard data Medical Supplies WHO Emergency Health Kit
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The Non-U.S. Standard of Care Other people have the same values, morals, ethics They lack the same resources $8 per person per year
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Who Provides Health Care? Nurses and community health workers Little to no supervision by a physician In an HA op, there will not be the HM/MO to patient ratio we are used to: train refugees/IDPs as community health workers train Marines, soldiers
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The Best Thing for Medical Training Others to perform medical tasks is the most valuable use of our time Oral rehydration Health education Disease surveillance
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Who is Treated? No extraordinary measures Don’t do something if it cannot be sustained why resuscitate a heart attack victim if there’s no ICU for the patient to recuperate? Why resuscitate a premature infant if you cannot support him afterwards?
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How do you treat? IV therapy is extraordinary treatment expensive (man-hours, sterile supplies) Greater reliance on oral and intramuscular medications Convenience and ease of administration are
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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