Watch your own heart attack

“The most important two minutes you’ll ever see” by the British Heart Foundation.

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Nathan
68 y.o. male with weakness: “Treat the monitor, not the patient?”
Much more worried about HYPERkalemia than hypokalemia. Extreme wide QRS + Peaked T Wave is strongly indicitive of HyperK
2014-10-02 14:55:20
Nathan
68 y.o. male with weakness: “Treat the monitor, not the patient?”
This is huuuugely wide. Thinking hyperkalemia. Start with Calcium. Not going to hurt anything with it - and may save the patient.
2014-10-02 14:40:52
steve
68 y.o. male with weakness: “Treat the monitor, not the patient?”
I have seen this before except it was worse. Based on 3 diuretics and presence of wide bizarre ecg I would go with hyperkalemia . This pt requires electrolyte balancing not a PCI My pt presented Brady, hypotensive , simular morphology ecg with pauses and did not respond to fluid atropine or pacing ended up…
2014-10-02 14:01:53
Colleen
68 y.o. male with weakness: “Treat the monitor, not the patient?”
Allergies? O2, combivent, Calcium. Repeat 12lead ekg. 2nd set of signs. Depending on 2nd Ekg and 2nd set of signs with combivent, reassessment of patient after interventions. Depending on reassessment, 2nd/3rd VS, and 2nd EKG, would determine my decision on where to transport. Per Massachusetts protocols.
2014-10-02 05:57:52
Billy Bob
68 y.o. male with weakness: “Treat the monitor, not the patient?”
Well I will lean with Dave and go with more education; this is a classic sine wave EKG and with more education hopefully we all could spot this from across the door because again as Dave said this is something rarely seen in EMS if at all; this is the ONE TIME I will advocate…
2014-10-02 02:49:58

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