Wednesday Missive: On Innovation and Gratitude

As most of you know by now, "Team EMS-12 Lead" had a lot to celebrate at the EMS Today conference in Baltimore. Tom Bouthillet received his well deserved EMS 10 award, and his Code STEMI Web Series premiered as well. Lots of great stuff going on!

The premier of Code STEMI happening the same time as the EMS 10 award was very apropos.  The web series–incredibly informative and well done–is a great example of Tom's ability to innovate.  He is always pushing for new ways to raise the bar of cardiovascular education and care in this country and abroad.

Most of all, though, we want to celebrate you: our readers, listeners, and followers. We all have busy lives, with lots of ways to spend our free time. We've had over 2,000,000 page views and 5,500 comments on the website alone in the last 4 years! We want to thank you for choosing to spend some of your time with us.

As you improve your skills, you inspire us to keep getting better ourselves, always trying to provide worthwhile and interesting content. Not to mention, we learn something new from you guys and gals every day!

So as we celebrate Tom and his terrific accomplishments, we want to also celebrate you as well.

Thanks for your support, what you do makes a difference!

-Team EMS 12-Lead

 

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EMS 12-Lead

Cardiac Rhythm Analysis, 12-Lead ECG Interpretation, Resuscitation
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Richard Kenkel
64 y.o. Female with CP – “And then I gave her a NTG…”
Cardiac arrest? Its a RELATIVE contraindication. You need to use clinical gestalt. Her blood pressure is quite high, and her heart rate is average, she would probably tolerate nitro quite well. Provided she's not on beta blockers or calcium channel blocker, orthostatic hypotension etc, from what I can tell she'd compensate just fine. While there…
2014-09-16 02:05:12
Stephen Smith, of Dr. Smith's ECG Blog
59 year old male: chest pressure
Inferolateral MI, not RV (T-wave down in V1)
2014-09-14 18:16:53
Alex
The 360 Degree Heart – Part I
Some models of ECG machines have an option to flip aVR upside down. In this case it looks at +30* and fills in the gap between I and II.
2014-09-14 16:00:21
Lucas
59 year old male: chest pressure
Besides MI and Aortic Dissection, this presentation of acute chest pain and hemodynamic compromise, associated with important dyspnea would concern me for PE, which I think should be properly investigated.
2014-09-14 14:35:36
Joseph Goodson
The 360 Degree Heart – Part I
As a new Paramedic, this information is very useful and helpful. I believe there is more to understanding paramedicine than what can be taught in a class and it takes the initiative of the medic to pursue. Thank you for providing this simple yet understandable concept. Honestly, it never dawned on me how the hexaxial…
2014-09-13 15:27:21
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