Social media and health care

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As many of you know I pay close attention to social media and I’m especially interested in the intersection of health care and social media. One person that I think does an extraordinary job is Kristen Hall with Barnes Jewish Hospital. Facebook fan page here, Twitter account here, news blog here. You may recall that […]

Conclusion to 68 yof CC: Unresponsive on kitchen floor – Osborn waves of hypothermia

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Here is the conclusion to 68 year old female unresponsive on kitchen floor. Let’s take another look at the 12-lead ECG. This ECG is classic for severe hypothermia. The rhythm is atrial fibrillation It’s bradycardic The QT/QTc is prolonged Osborn waves (J-waves) are present throughout You can see how the Osborn waves (J-waves) can be a […]

An unusual case of right bundle branch block

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We Yankees can learn a lot from the way they do things across the pond.

68 year old female unresponsive on the kitchen floor

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EMS is called to perform a “health and welfare” check on a year old 68 year old female who has not been seen by the neighbors for at least 24 hours.

An unusual case of left bundle branch block – Discussion

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It turns out this patient was experiencing a STEMI.

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.

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