Archive for March2010

Marketing a STEMI System

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Very effective PR piece put together by Barnes Jewish Hospital (@BarnesJewish). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ76R-Uy42w] If you visit the webpage and watch the videos on the right-hand side of the page you’ll see that this hospital understands the power of social media.

Rhythm Challenge #3

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Thanks to firefighter/paramedic John Wright for sending in this interesting rhythm challenge. There are some interesting clues in this ECG strip to help you identify what’s happening. What say you?

Parlez-vous français?

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In a somewhat rash move I ordered Rosetta Stone French yesterday at Amazon.com. I opted for the full package, which includes Level 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 Set with Audio Companion. Cost: $599.00. I’ve always been somewhat of an autodidact, and I’m hoping that Rosetta Stone will appeal to my atypical learning style. If you’re […]

Chronicles of EMS – A Seat at the Table – Episode 6

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I feel embarrassed. Mark Glencorse (@UKMedic999) from the Medic 999 blog contacted me on Twitter the other day and mentioned that his “save” appeared on Episode 6 of A Seat at the Table (Chronicles of EMS). For some reason I interpreted this (wrongly) to mean that he had saved someone in cardiopulmonary arrest that had […]

23 year old male CC: Chest Pain

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Here’s a fascinating case submitted by Geoff Dayne. EMS is called to a VA clinic for a 23 year old male who came in to get checked into the system. Somewhere in the exchange, he mentioned that he had been experiencing chest pain off & on for just over a month. Onset: Today’s pain came […]

Complete 12-Lead ECG Podcast from EMS Today

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The complete 12-lead ECG and education podcast from EMS Today is now available at the MedicCast blog and the MedicCast fan page on Facebook. Head on over and show “podmedic” Jamie Davis some love!

IAFC – Heart Safe Community

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For the past several days I’ve been working on my department’s submission for the Heart Safe Community award sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Physio-Control. Here’s the finished product. Wish us luck! Part I [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqNx3M4UjYI] Part II [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXerynYhjVM]

12 year old male CC: Palpitations

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Here’s a case submitted by Bob Sullivan, NREMT-P from New Castle County EMS in Wilmington, DE. The case occurred six years ago so certain details are missing. However, there is more than enough here to discuss the most relevant points about the case. The patient was a 12 year old male whose only complaint was […]

EMS Today – Saturday March 6, Sunday March 7, 2010

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This is the final episode of my continuing coverage of the EMS Today conference in Baltimore! I was on the verge of continuing the festivities from the Fire/EMS Blogger Meet-up on Friday night when I became separated from a group of bloggers as we were walking out of the Pratt Street Pavilion. I seem to […]

EMS Today – Friday March 5, 2010

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Here’s my continuing coverage of the EMS Today conference in Baltimore! Friday, March 5 I had all the intentions of attending one of the 8:30 a.m. sessions, but when I woke up at 7:00 a.m. the rationalizing started. Suffice to say, I ended up going to one of Physio-Control’s educational sessions instead! It was taught […]

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