Happy New Year everybody! We start 2013 with a continuation of our discussion about the field treatment of hyperkalemia. It might be helpful to review the first part of the discussion," HyperK and Shades of Grey" here. We are fortunate to have as a guest contributor Dr. Brooks Walsh of the Mill Hill Ave Command blog. […]
Good morning all… It's a beautiful fall Sunday morning, and you and your partner are enjoying an nice cup of coffee. But of course, the tones go off, and you are called to the residence of a 52 year old female, "sick". You recognize the address, you've been there before. Upon your arrival, you find […]
This is the conclusion to 82 year old male CC: Shortness of breath. Let's take another look at the 12-lead ECG. This ECG shows a severe bradycardia. We need to ask a couple of very important questions. Is the patient stable or unstable? The patient is unstable. In fact, the patient is periarrest. We cannot […]
Here’s the follow-up to 76 year old female CC: Diminished LOC. Be sure to check out all the awesome comments on the case! Let’s take another look at the 12-lead ECG. There’s something very unusual about this heart rhythm. It’s slow, there are no P-waves, and the QRS complexes are extremely wide (> 200 ms). […]
Here’s an interesting rhythm strip that was captured in the days before my EMS system had 12-lead ECG monitors. What do you think? *** Update 01/20/2010 *** Here is the rhythm strip taken on arrival at the hospital. Here is the 12-lead ECG that was captured at the hospital. Does that change anything?
Cardiac Rhythm Analysis, 12-Lead ECG Interpretation, Resuscitation