Archive for September2011

RescueNet 12-Lead by ZOLL Medical Corporation at EMS World Expo 2011

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Photo credit: EMSWorld.com ZOLL Medical Corp has some smart people working on their products and a couple of innovations were standouts at EMS World Expo 2011. The first is the RescueNet 12-Lead. For a long time I've been preaching about the importance of making 12-lead ECG transmission simple, cost-effective, and interoperable with existing technologies. As […]

ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG by Physio-Control (update)

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Now that I'm starting to get caught up on my regular duties after my recent trip to EMS World Expo 2011 there are a few products I'd like to highlight from the trip. The first is Physio-Control's ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG. You may recall that Physio-Control allowed ems12lead.com the privilege of announcing the launch of this […]

12-Lead ECG Challenge app now available for Android and Apple iOS

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In a previous review of the ACLS Review app by Limmer Creative I announced that I was working together with Limmer Creative to create a 12-Lead ECG Challenge app. I'm pleased to announce that the app is now available for Android and Apple iOS! The product made its debut at EMS World Expo 2011 in […]

Conclusion to 88 year old male CC: Chest pain

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This is the conclusion to 88 year old male CC: Chest pain. You may wish to review the previous post for the history and clinical presentation. Let's take another look at the 12-lead ECG. Now with the computerized interpretation. This 12-lead ECG shows bifascicular block and is very suspicious for acute STEMI. The first thing […]

Syncope and sudden death in student athletes Part 2 – EMS 12-Lead podcast Episode #2

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EMS 12-Lead podcast – Episode #2 – Syncope and sudden death in student athletes Part 2 In this episode Tom Bouthillet and David Baumrind are joined by Trudie Lobban of STARS (Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures) — a not-for-profit organization that works together with individuals, families and medical professionals to offer support and information […]

81 year old female CC: Chest Pain – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 81 year old female CC: Chest Pain. Due to a significant language barrier, we were unable to obtain a useful medical history. Yet this case highlights the importance of a good scene assessment to gain additional information of clinical importance. First, let's examine the patient's 12-Lead ECG. We have a bradycardic, […]

68 year old male CC: Chest Pain – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 68 year old male CC: Chest Pain. When we last left off, our patient was sitting outside a convenience store with a sensation of, "somebody punching me in the chest". Our patient had a fast, irregular pulse, and we had acquired a rhythm strip and a 12-Lead ECG. The rhythm strip shows […]

88 year old male CC: Chest pain

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EMS is called to the residence of a 88 year old male patient with a chief complaint of chest pain. On arrival the patient is found standing at the front door. He appears anxious and acutely ill. Skin is pink and warm but diaphoretic. The patient is led to a kitchen chair and the assessment […]

81 year old female CC: Chest Pain

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Here is a great case from NYC Medic, hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as we did! It's a hot summer's night in the city when the tones drop to Assist Police reference a 10-34 (assault in progress) at a large apartment complex. You arrive and find two cruisers parked, with no officers in sight. A […]

68 year old male CC: Chest Pain

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Here is a great case submitted by a faithful reader who wishes to remain anonymous. As usual, details have been altered to ensure patient and provider confidentiality. Hurricane Irene has kept your night shift wet, windy, and you've bounced from one stranded motorist call to another. Dispatch chimes in and puts you out on a […]

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