Archive for April2012

Snapshot: 32 year old male–chest discomfort

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Here's a new snapshot case straight from the UK… We have a 32 year old male, normally fit with no history whatsoever. He has had a stressful week (personal issues), and decided maybe a 4 mile run might help. It didn't. When he returned home, he developed sudden onset of chest discomfort, and decided to […]

Must-watch video of cardiac arrest save!

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This is an outstanding video that shows clips of an actual resuscitation and features a sudden cardiac arrest survivor. It's important to collect data so we can measure our progress and prove that we are saving lives, but as we build these systems of care we must always remember that these are our mothers, fathers, […]

63 Year Old Male: "Dental Pain" — Discussion

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This is the discussion to "63 year old male: "Dental Pain". You may wish to review the case. For starters, i think we all agree that the patient, with his signs and symptoms, needs to be transported. We have all had patients like this who don't want to go, even though we know they should. […]

Episode 3 of the Code STEMI Web Series – Dearborn, Michigan

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Click HERE See also: Episode 1: Rural STEMI sytem of care – Sioux Falls, SD Episode 2: Understanding STEMI from the ground, up – RACE Program, NC

69 year old female CC: Shortness of breath, weakness

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Here's a case submitted by a faithful reader who wishes to remain anonymous. He has submitted several cases before and they are always excellent so thank you, Mr. Anonymous!  EMS is called to the residence of a 69 year old female who is complaining of sudden onset of shortness of breath and weakness. Past medical […]

The "Save a Life" Simulator by the HeartRescue Project

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Click HERE to check it out! Kudos to the HeartRescue Project for developing this "Save a Life" Simulator! This should go a long way toward preparing lay bystanders for the "shocking" reality of encountering a sudden cardiac arrest in the community. I think this is an excellent tool to leverage through social media so be […]

63 Year Old Male: "Dental Pain"

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Here is an interesting case submitted by Adam Frederick, NREMT-Intermediate.  As usual, some details have been changed to protect patient confidentiality. EMS is called to the local Urgent Care for a 63 year old male complaining of upper jaw pain related to "dental work". He had made two trips to the dentist this past week […]

Jamie Davis interviews Ted Setla about the Code STEMI Web Series at the EMS 10 Awards

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I was just watching the "podmedic" Jamie Davis interview Physio-Control's VP of Marketing Cam Pollock and noticed another video of Jamie interviewing Ted Setla from Setla Films and First Responders Network about the Code STEMI Web Series. You can watch the first two episodes of the Code STEMI Web Series and all the behind the […]

Episode 2 of the Code STEMI Web Series – RACE Program in North Carolina

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Click HERE! In this episode Tom Bouthillet sits down with Christopher Granger, M.D., Mayme Lou Roettig, R.N and James Jollis, M.D. from the RACE Program in North Carolina. In the course of our "unplugged" session some incredible insights are developed from one of the highest functioning STEMI systems in the United States!  See also: Episode […]