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63 Year Old Female, CC: Neck and Arm Pain–Discussion

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  This is the discussion for our recent case 63 Year Old Female, CC: Neck and Arm Pain. Let's revisit the 12 Lead ECG: There "appears" to be a Sinus Brady rhythm at a rate of about 52 bpm, with a first degree AVB. The rhythm is regular for the first half of the ECG, then […]

18 year old male: Structure Fire Rehab – Conclusion

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Apologies for the delay, your author has been working nights and on the road traveling! We now return you to your regularly scheduled program. This is the conclusion to 18 year old male: Structure Fire Rehab. When we left off, we had a young firefighter in our rehab area with an elevated heart rate and […]

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 […]

Black Diamond Footwear – Bunker Boots – X Boot #0911

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Cross-posted under the Product Reviews tab. Here is the long awaited review of the X Boot #0911 Bunker Boot by Black Diamond Footwear. Find them on Facebook HERE and on Twitter HERE. Disclaimer: I am reviewing these boots in my capacity as the editor of the Prehospital 12-Lead ECG blog and not in my capacity […]

The forgotten history of fire suppression on Hilton Head Island

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Several months ago I did some research on the history of the fire service on Hilton Head Island. What I uncovered exceeded my expectations. I had known that Hilton Head Island, located between Charleston and Savannah, was an important base of operations for the Union blockade of the Southern ports during the Civil War. What […]