I came across an outstanding webcast the other day. Itâ€™s hosted by JEMS.com and sponsored by Physio-Control. Itâ€™s calledÂ Connecting Care Teams and Collecting Data: How it helps both you and your patient – The Houston Experience (no longer available).
Itâ€™s dated February 18, 2010 so Iâ€™m not sure how I missed it the first time around. It will be available until September 20, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.
In other words, you have less than 48 hours!
The presenter is Chris Souders, MD, Associate Medical Director of Houston Fire Department.
This webcast is divided into two parts. The first part is about STEMI and the second part is about cardiac arrest.
The first part features an interesting discussion about the problem of false positives and the value of prehospital ECG transmission. It shows this interesting ECG.
The second part addresses quality assurance of cardiac arrest using the most modern technology available. I was impressed, particularly because my fire department just purchased the new LIFENET technology and CODE-STAT.
Here they use the impedance channel to review chest compressions.
Take a look at the webcast while you can! Itâ€™s pretty amazing.