Peter Canning is the Man! (was: Paramedics Get Special Cardiac Training)

Here’s a great story from WSFB-TV Channel 3 Eyewitness News (Hartford-New Haven) featuring our very own Peter Canning from the Street Watch: Notes of a Paramedic blog!

Watch as Peter calls in a “definite STEMI Alert” and activates the cath lab!

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EMS 12-Lead

Cardiac Rhythm Analysis, 12-Lead ECG Interpretation, Resuscitation
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Jessica
“Bad heartburn” – 82 y.o. female without chest pain.
Here goes nothing.... The medics did the right thing; a 12-lead is absolutely appropriate for ostensibly GI symptoms. Many people present with atypical cardiac symptoms (GI discomfort being a common one), especially females, diabetics and the elderly. I would call this an inferior wall MI/RCA occlusion. No rhythm strip, but judging by rate and lack…
2014-08-20 18:28:03
CC
80 Year Old Male: Fall
You know.. the story says "suddenly he found himself on the ground, which he attributes to tripping on the runner rug in the hallway." If you want to look at the patient first… an unwitnessed fall with that kind of EKG (long qt in particular) in an 80 year old male who has been on…
2014-08-13 04:02:10
David Baumrind
"Treat the patient not the monitor?"- Redux
Jason, thank you for your comments!
2014-08-11 18:21:02
The LITFL Review 141 - LITFL
Pit Crew CPR – The Explicit Details
[…] CPR? Read about it in a brief post by Tom Bouthillet of the EMS 12-Lead Blog. Tom also outlines the entire pit crew CPR model in this post. […]
2014-08-11 02:36:15
Jason
"Treat the patient not the monitor?"- Redux
David- I agree with your post to a point. I wholeheartedly agree with your frustration at those who post the catch phrase in question when we are discussing ekg's on line in a learning environment. This website has no room for the phrase. Give it your best attempt and read what others have to say.…
2014-08-10 17:45:09

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