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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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Anne
Adenosine for sinus tachycardia: Try to avoid this!
If it were me, I would seek a second opinion; consult an electrophysiologist. Unlikely that you had sinus tachycardia at that rate.
2015-01-26 09:46:57
John
Adenosine given for a narrow-complex tachycardia over 150
If things such as Sepsis, Drug Use, Medication issues, Anxiety, Pain, etc.. have been ruled out, and the rate is still >160 (or whatever number you use). How else do you determine S-Tach Vs. SVT? Does a 12 Lead Help (QRS Complexes facing different directions due to different pathways etc..) or a simple 4 Lead?…
2015-01-19 19:44:32
Brandon O
Adenosine for sinus tachycardia: Try to avoid this!
She may not have had anxiety, but I bet she was a carrier...
2015-01-18 02:31:08
Brooks Walsh MD
Adenosine for sinus tachycardia: Try to avoid this!
Highly unusual for this to be sinus at that rate!
2015-01-17 19:21:04
Mel
Adenosine for sinus tachycardia: Try to avoid this!
I experience bouts of tachycardia. I had it investigated about 5 years ago after being woken during the night by projectile vomiting and feeling my heart racing/thumping with carotid pulse that I could certainly palpate but had no chance of counting (whether the 2 symptoms were related or coincidental, I don't know). I've had multiple…
2015-01-17 18:47:19

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