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Code STEMI Web TV Series in South Dakota – That's a wrap!

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I just got back from South Dakota and principal photography for the 2nd episde of the Code STEMI web TV series is complete! What an awesome time!  We attended the 2nd Annual South Dakota STEMI Summit, visited the two major health systems in South Dakota, interviewed EMTs, paramedics, nurses and physicians, met a STEMI survivor and […]

Conclusion to 60 year old male CC: Sudden cardiac arrest

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This is the conclusion to 60 year old male CC: Sudden cardiac arrest. As you may recall the resuscitation was implemented using the choreographed or "pit crew" model. This is characterized by: Leadership Skills and competencies Teamwork and communication Best practices Rehearsal Special emphasis is placed on: Minimally interrupted chest compressions Controlled ventilations Defibrillation Appropriate […]

STEMI Alert Protocol – Training PowerPoint

HHIFR STEMI Program – STEMI Alert Protocol Training View more presentations from Tom B..

12-Lead ECG Case Studies

My department is starting a 12-lead ECG “case of the month” as part of our continuing education. Each month, I will select an ECG that was transmitted from the field and resulted in a cath lab activation. Whenever possible, I will include the “before” and “after” angiograms so that the paramedics receive feedback about the […]

Update to: 52 yom CC: Syncope, Chest Pain

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Here is the conclusion to 52 year old male CC: Syncope, Chest Pain. In case you hadn’t guessed it, the culprit artery was the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. Let’s take a look at the angiograms. Normal RCA Proximal occlusion of the LAD After balloon inflation and stent placement

43 year old female CC: "Indigestion-like" chest discomfort

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Thanks to Jim Tarro for the following case study 43 year old female presents to EMS with “indigestion-like” chest discomfort. She states that it “feels like a previous heart attack.” Onset: Several hours ago Provoke: Antacids make the pain feel better Quality: “Indigestion-like” chest pain Radiate: The pain does not radiate Severity: She gives the […]

STEMI Alert protocol

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I’ve been working on a STEMI Alert protocol for my fire department. Basically, this is how we will notify our receiving hospital of a possible STEMI. At present, a STEMI Alert will not have the force of a Code STEMI which is the term the ED physicians use to activate the cath lab. The STEMI […]

EMS 12-Lead

Cardiac Rhythm Analysis, 12-Lead ECG Interpretation, Resuscitation

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Vince DiGiulio
The 360 Degree Heart – Part II
It is standard practice in electrocardiography to label the first 90 degrees counter-clockwise from "zero" that way. When you see a patient with "left axis deviation" you'll see that their measured QRS axis is somewhere between -30 and -90 degrees. Imagine if you saw someone with a mean QRS axis at 5 degrees. Now imagine…
2014-10-21 14:00:37
Bryan
The 360 Degree Heart – Part II
I don't understand why (-)III and aVL are be labeled -60 and -30 degrees instead of 300 and 330 degrees?
2014-10-21 13:43:29
The 360 Degree Heart – Part II | EMS 12 Lead
The 360 Degree Heart – Part I
[…] first post in our “360 Degree Heart” series attempted to visualize how the different frontal plane […]
2014-10-21 12:50:56
Eric Strong
Axis Determination – Part VI
This is a great discussion of axis determination. One minor suggestion: I think it's potentially misleading to refer to an axis between 0 and -30 as "physiologic left axis deviation", since "axis devitation" implies deviation from normal, and axes between 0 and -30 are perfectly normal, (depending on age and body habitus). It may be…
2014-10-05 17:09:00
Ian
Right ventricular infarction – Part I
Can you give me a little more info on hypervagotonia? I googled around for some info but there doesn't seem to be much info and it's a term I've never heard before. Thanks!
2014-10-05 15:09:24

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