Archive for November2011

90 year old male CC: "Possible stroke"

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EMS responds to a 90 year old male with a "possible stroke". On arrival the patient is found sitting on the toilet (lid down). His spouse states that he had walked outside to retrieve the newpaper when he lost his balance and skinned his knee. She helped him inside and sat him down on the […]

Code STEMI Web Series – EMS 12-Lead Podcast Episode #6

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EMS 12-Lead podcast – Episode #6 – Code STEMI Web Series (Special Episode) As you probably already know if you've been following EMS 12-Lead or First Responders Network on Twitter or Facebook, we're working on a new web series called Code STEMI. We just got back from AHA Scientific Sessions 2011 in Orlando which was […]

Philips introduces the HeartStart FR3 Defibrillator

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Believe it or not I've only used an AED once in my entire career and I wasn't even on duty! It was over 10 years ago on a commercial jet airliner. It was a nice little AED complete with an ECG screen (it's nice to see what you're shocking) made by Philips. Afterwards I did an internet […]

Product Reviews from EMS World Expo 2011 Part 2 – EMS 12-Lead Podcast Episode #5

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EMS 12-Lead podcast – Episode #5 – Product Review from EMS World Expo 2011 (Part 2) In this episode Tom Bouthillet, David Baumrind, Executive Producer Jamie Davis (MedicCast and ProMed Network) and Rob Theriault (Paramedic Tutor and EMS EduCast) discuss 12-lead ECG interpretation, regional systems of care for acute STEMI, and quality and process improvement […]

18 year old male: Structure Fire Rehab

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It's just before midnight when your pager goes off for a structure fire. You and your partner scramble down from the bunkhouse and to your truck. The engine company is already rolling out the door as you check enroute. Upon arrival, you see a small home, heavy smoke and flames showing. The radio crackles as […]

Elderly Female: Chest Pain-Discussion

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This is the discussion for Elderly Female: Chest Pain. You may wish to review the case. Ok, this was not an obvious case, at least, not until the end.  As far as the patient goes, I think we all agree about the differentials: ACS vs. possible aortic dissection (due to the pain radiating to her […]

90 year old female CC: Seizure – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 90 year old female CC: Seizure. Be sure to start there first! When we left off, we had completed our initial assessment of a 90 year old patient who, based on bystander accounts, had a seizure. She is pale, cold to the touch, and feels lethargic. During our assessment she […]

90 year old female CC: Seizure

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This interesting case is thanks to Dana from Redmond Medic One, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did! You're dispatched with a nearby engine company to an assisted living facility for a 90 year old female who has had a seizure. Dispatch notes indicate the patient is alert at this time. You're by […]

Elderly Female: Chest Pain

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As usual, some minor details were changed to protect the patient as well as the providers. You are called to the residence of an 82 year old female, chief complaint: chest pain. As you arrive, you and your partner find the woman sitting just inside the front door of her house.  She looks pale and […]