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A rare case of transcutaneous pacing (TCP) with true electrical and mechanical capture

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We all know by now that transcutaneous pacing (TCP) is no longer recommended for asystolic arrest. But what about patients who experience return of spontaneous circulation?

Found on the LIFENET – January 2011

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I was checking out the old LIFENET Receiving Station and this case caught my eye. What do you think? See also: Found on the LIFENET – October 2008 Found on the LIFENET – September 2009 Found on the LIFENET – November 2009

An unusual case of left bundle branch block (60 year old male CC: Shortness of breath)

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Here’s a really interesting case submission from David Baumrind. EMS is called out in a rain storm to evaluate a 60 year old male with a chief complaint of shortness of breath.

The "pit crew" concept in cardiac arrest

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While the drivers and owners may get most of the credit a good "pit crew" is essential for team success in NASCAR.     So what makes a good pit crew? Leadership A good pit manager will ensure that the pit crew is ready and that all the necessary resources are in place. That includes […]

The Bait and Switch: Error Leads To Delayed Reperfusion – Conclusion

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Those of you who predicted that the white and red electrodes were switched were exactly right.

The Bait and Switch – Error Leads To Delayed Reperfusion

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You are suturing a large laceration in a patient’s leg when a nurse walks in, holds up an ECG and says, “We have a walk-in chest pain patient in bed 4.”

Conclusion to "Not So Fast…" at EMS1.com — Ventricular Tachycardia!

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Not so fast…Patient follow-up.

Dick Cheney on his LVAD

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If only all of our patients were this educated about their health care.

Episode #3 of the EMS Research Podcast – Reading EMS Research

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Episode #3 of the EMS Research podcast is now available. Keith Wesley, M.D. leads a discussion about how to read and interpret medical research and contextualize it for your EMS system. Episode #3 of the EMS Research Podcast – Reading EMS Research To become a fan of the EMS Research podcast on Facebook click HERE. […]

Acute Anterior STEMI or Left Ventricular Aneurysm? – Conclusion

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Some of you expressed concerns about the possibility of the ECG abnormality we sometimes refer to as left ventricular aneurysm (persistent ST-elevation after previous MI).

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