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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

13 year old female CC: Syncope – Discussion

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This is the discussion for 13 year old female CC: Syncope. You may wish to go back and familiarize yourself with the details. The short of it is that on a very hot and humid day a 13 year old female passed out after looking at her sister's scraped knee. She had passed out at […]

13 year old female CC: Syncope

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EMS is called to a local hardware store for a 13 year old female with a possible seizure. On arrival the patient is found sitting outside at a picnic table. Her mother and father are both present. The ambient temperature is hot and humid. The patient's skin is very warm and moist but chalky. Her […]

Holiday Heart at 510 Medic

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I’m not sure if I ever formally recommended the 510Medic blog authored by Patrick Lickiss at 510Medic.com, but he’s been in my blogroll for some time now. He’s also one of the contributors to the burgeoning EMS Research podcast. It’s an excellent EMS blog that deserves to be followed and read, so please check him […]

63 year old male CC: Syncope

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He denies chest discomfort, palpitations, or shortness of breath.

37 year old male CC: Unconscious

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EMS is called to evaluate an unconscious 37 year old male. En route to the scene dispatch advises paramedics that the patient is now conscious and may have experienced a syncopal episode and seizure-like activity. The spouse believes that the patient may be having a stroke. On arrival the patient is found lying in bed. […]

66 year old male CC: Syncope x3

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You are dispatched to an "unknown medical complaint." En route to the scene, dispatch advises you that a 66 year old male is complaining of a fall with injury, chest pain, left arm pain, and nausea. On arrival, the patient is standing in his kitchen. He is pale and extremely diaphoretic. You direct him to […]

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Erik
What If We’re Wrong? Prehospital ECG Interpretation
In my paramedic class we were taught to pay attention to the numbers generated by the monitor, but you can never trust them. You must examine the rhythms in each lead and look for appropriate elevations along with reciprocal depressions. And this is not a time consuming event. I will say that in my city…
2015-08-05 01:13:26
EMS Artifact
Nitro paste is NOT an emergency medicine drug – The Evidence
Interesting post. As you point out, nitropaste is ineffective in treating acute CHF. Of all the treatments I used over the years for this, CPAP is by far the best. That is followed by NTG spray, which my system started using in the late 1980s when it was first available. Our protocol then (and now)…
2015-08-05 00:22:18
michelle
68 Year Old Male: Chest Tightness – Part 1
i see some depression and slight elevation in the st segment in the avr. i would alert the stemi crew to stand by.
2015-07-27 17:15:03
sean morrison
68 Year Old Male: Chest Tightness – Part 1
It's the big one Weezy! LAD
2015-07-27 12:48:03
Ryan Lord
68 Year Old Male: Chest Tightness – Part 1
Had the exact same last night but a known AF patient pain commenced after 2 hours of palpitations and described as like a previous MI. Her rate was up at around the 160 mark... Had the widespread depression but elevated aVR and V1. Discussed with Cath Lab and preceded to A&E next door for review,…
2015-07-27 12:14:23

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