Author Archives: Tom Bouthillet

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 […]

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 […]

Team EMS 12-Lead brings home Judges' Choice for 2012 EMS Blog of the Year

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On behalf of Team EMS 12-Lead (Tom Bouthillet, David Baumrind and Christopher Watford) I am pleased to officially acknowledge that the EMS 12-Lead blog won Judges' Choice for 2012 EMS Blog of the Year. This contest was hosted by EMS1, FireRescue1 and FireCritic.com and sponsored by the American Military University. The total list of nominees can be found here. Lots of […]

88 year old male CC: Chest pain – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 88 year old male CC: Chest pain. You may wish to go back and review the history and clinical presentation. First, let's look at the rhythm strip. This shows an undetermined regular rhythm at a rate of about 60 with demand ventricular pacing.  This is an oversimplification but as long […]

88 year old male CC: Chest pain

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EMS is called to a 88 year old male with a chief complaint of chest discomfort. On arrival the patient meets EMS at the front door. His skin is slightly pale and moist. He appears anxious. Past medical history: "Cardiac", pacemaker, hypertension, dyslipidemia Medications: Numerous, unavailable at the time of EMS evaluation Paramedics lead the […]

Update from EMS Today 2012

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Photo credit: Kelly Arashin "Team EMS-12 Lead" (Christopher Watford, Tom Bouthillet and David Baumrind) at the EMS 10 Awards It's been an amazing week at EMS Today 2012! As you probably already know (if you've been following our Facebook page) I won an EMS 10 Award on Wednesday night. I was nominated by our good friend […]

Premier episode of Code STEMI Web Series to debut at EMS Today 2012

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Heading to EMS Today 2012? Then we have an announcement for you! Episode 1 of the Code STEMI Web Series will released at EMS Today 2012 in Baltimore! This is the rural episode that features the emerging system of care in South Dakota and the work of AHA Mission: Lifeline. It includes EMTs, paramedics, nurses, […]

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