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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Steve Pike
Snapshot Case: What Happened?
Thus is the story with elective electrocution. If it works, it's medicine, if it doesn't, it's murder. Every shock shown was indicated, if you don't count the first one.
2015-05-28 22:49:42
Glenda
Snapshot Case: What Happened?
torsades des pointes! Electrolytes??
2015-05-28 16:56:49
Olivier
Snapshot Case: What Happened?
To support Donovan's analysis, QRS are remarkably thin and eventually consistent with paediatric findings. However, as noted, atrial fibrillation in very young patients are quite rare.
2015-05-28 07:36:54
Donovan
Snapshot Case: What Happened?
Looking back on the dosages, though, it occurs to me: this may be a pediatric patient. If that is the case, then for 50 J to be an appropriate dose for Shock 4 (again, assuming the patient is unstable), they would have to weight 25 kg. If that is the case, then the accidental induction…
2015-05-28 01:46:30
Donovan
Snapshot Case: What Happened?
1) Why convert the first rhythm? (brought up by a couple of commenters) -- As is posted in the initial: "required emergent cardioversion for unstable rapid atrial fibrillation" ... rate is not the determining factor about stability, the presence or absence of signs of shock are (hypotension, acutely altered mental status, ischemic chest pain, usw).…
2015-05-28 01:27:57

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