Syncope and sudden death in student athletes – EMS 12-Lead podcast Episode #1

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EMS 12-Lead podcast – Episode #1 – Syncope and sudden death in student athletes. Tom Bouthillet, David Baumrind and Christopher Watford are joined by Dr. John Mandrola from the Dr. John M blog. We discuss sudden death in student athletes, the controversy surounding the prescreening of student athletes, the need for AEDs in the schools, […]

47 year old male CC: Crushing chest pain – Conclusion

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Here is the conclusion to 47 year old male CC: Crushing chest pain. You may want to go back and read the original case presentation to see how we got to this point. When we left off we had this rhythm on the monitor and surprisingly the patient was conscious and talking!  As usual there […]

Review of the ACLS Review app by Limmer Creative

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If you've been following my fan page on Facebook you've probably already heard about the ACLS Review app by Limmer Creative. To give you some background, Dan Limmer is a well known EMT textbook author with lots of street cred. You might recall his appearance on the EMS EduCast live from the conference floor at […]

47 year old male CC: Crushing chest pain

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Here's an awesome case submitted by Phil, an Intensive Care Paramedic from Australia. Some minor changes have been made to ensure patient confidentiality. EMS is called to a track and field event for a 47 year old male patient with chest pain. On arrival the patient is found lying on the grass with a cold, […]

89 Year old female CC: Sick- Discussion

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This is the discussion for 89 year old female CC: Sick.  You may wish to go back and review the case. To begin, lets review one of the 12 leads: Many of you correctly identified this as a third degree block….however, the etiology of the block was at the time unknown, especially in light of […]

17 year old male CC: Syncope – Discussion

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This is the discussion for 17 year old male CC: Syncope. You may wish to go back and familiarize yourself with the details of the case. Let's take another look at the 12-lead ECG. It wasn't that long ago that I was trying to convince paramedics to perform 12-lead ECGs on chest pain patients. I […]

89 Year Old Female CC: "Sick"

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It's a snowy afternoon, when you and your partner are called to a local doctor's office for an 89 year old female with "flu-like symptoms", including nausea and vomiting over the past two days. You walk into Room 2, and find a sick looking woman lying back on the exam bed…She is alert and oriented, and […]

10 Questions with Jodi Doering RN – South Dakota AHA Mission: Lifeline Director

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10 Questions with Jodi Doering, RN – South Dakota AHA Mission: Lifeline Director 1.) How long have you been working with AHA Mission: Lifeline? Do you enjoy your job? I have been with MLSD (Mission: Lifeline South Dakota) since September 16, 2010. My background prior to that is in EMS and as an RN in […]

Physio-Control to launch ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG – New device will tie rural areas into regional systems of care

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Physio-Control is on the verge of launching a new product that could be a game changer for the care of STEMI patients, especially in rural areas. It's called ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG and it will allow BLS personnel to capture a 12-lead ECG and transmit the ECG for off-site interpretation using the LIFENET system. This is […]

17 year old male CC: Syncope

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EMS is called to a local restaurant on a very hot day for a 17 year old male patient who experienced a syncopal episode. On arrival the patient meets the ambulance in the parking lot and says, "Hey, man, I'm really sorry. We don't need the ambulance."  Paramedics asks what happened and he says, "I […]

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