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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Discussion for 58 year old male CC: Epigastric pain

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This is the discussion for our "Snapshot" case, 58 year old male CC: Epigastric pain. You may wish to review the case before continuing. Thanks to all of you, we had a lot of great comments! Many of you had wished we had a rhythm strip to analyze… keep in mind, this 12 lead is a […]

Snapshot: 58 year old male CC: Epigastric pain

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From time to time, we may have an interesting ECG, but without enough information (including final diagnosis) or additional ECGs to make a full case study.  In these instances, we will share the ECG and whatever information we have in our "Snapshot" series.  As always, some information may be changed to protect patient confidentiality.  Hope […]

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