Archive for October2011

Product Reviews from EMS World Expo 2011 Part 1 – EMS 12-Lead Podcast Episode #4

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EMS 12-Lead podcast – Episode #4 – Product Review from EMS World Expo 2011 (Part 1) In this episode Tom Bouthillet and David Baumrind are joined by Executive Producer Jamie Davis (MedicCast and ProMed Network) and Rob Theriault (Paramedic Tutor and EMS EduCast). We discuss the ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG by Physio-Control , the RescueNet 12-Lead […]

83 year old male CC: "Cardiac patient in distress" – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 83 year old male CC: "Cardiac patient in distress". You may wish to check out the previous post for details about the patient's clinical presentation. Let's take another look at the 12-lead ECG. This ECG shows a regular narrow complex tachycardia at a rate of 170. Could it be sinus […]

EMS World Magazine names ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG as one of the Top Innovations of the Year

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EMS World Magazine has named the ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG by Physio-Control as one of the Top Innovations of the Year. The award was presented at the New York State EMS Symposium – Vital Signs 2011, in Syracuse, NY. ReadyLink enables basic life support EMS teams to acquire and transmit a patient’s 12-lead ECG to hospitals […]

83 year old male CC: "Cardiac patient in distress"

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EMS is dispatched to a "cardiac patient in distress". On arrival paramedics are led to the bathroom where the patient is found sitting on a foot stool. He is conscious but appears acutely ill. Skin is pale and he is slumped over. He states that he feels weak. Past medical history: High blood pressure, high […]

29 year old female: Unresponsive – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 29 year old female: Unresponsive. To recap, our patient overdosed on an unknown quantity of unknown medications. She is hypotensive and firefighters are maintaining her airway with an OPA and assisting ventilations with a BVM. She has a history of suicide attempts and was found down in her grandmother's home, […]

AEDs and Emergency Response Plans in Schools – EMS 12-Lead Podcast Episode #3

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EMS 12-Lead podcast – Episode #3 – Syncope and Sudden Death in Student Athletes Part 3 – AEDs and Emergency Response Plans in Schools In this episode Tom Bouthillet, David Baumrind and Christopher Watford and joined by Monica Kleinman, M.D. the Chair of the AHA's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee. Monica Kleinman, M.D. Chair of the […]

29 year old female: Unresponsive

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Thanks go to an anonymous reader for this excellent case, as always we hope you find it as interesting as we did! As always, details have been changed where appropriate to protect patients and providers. You're on an ALS fly-car dispatched for an unresponsive female, a BLS ambulance and engine company are already en-route. You […]