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62 year old male: Chest Discomfort – Part II

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This is part two of the three part series, 62 year old male: Chest Discomfort. As before, clinical details have been altered for educational purposes and to protect patient and provider privacy. When we left our patient, he was experiencing the latest in what had become a series of episodes of minor chest pressure. A […]

62 year old male: Chest Discomfort

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This another great case study from Vince DiGiulio, EMT-CC. As always, some details have been changed to protect patient privacy. It's Monday night and you're working triage in a busy emergency department. The waiting room is full when a very pleasant 62 year-old man presents to the desk with a chief complaint of chest discomfort. […]

57 year old male: Chest Discomfort – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 57 year old male: Chest Discomfort. We suggest you read the backstory first! We're now in the back of the ambulance with our stubborn 57 year old male with a rapid heart rate. He looks unwell, but is otherwise hemodynamically stable. Our partner is working on a line. Let's review the initial […]

57 year old male: Chest Discomfort

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The following is a great case from Mordy E, and as always some details have been changed to protect patient privacy. You and your partner are refueling your ambulance at a gas station when a woman walks up and asks if you could, "come check out my husband." As you walk over to their car […]

88 year old female: Weakness – Discussion

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This is the discussion for 88 year old female: Weakness. If you've not read the backstory, we suggest you check it out! When we last left off, our patient was in an exam room with an irregularly irregular rhythm. The ED physician had asked you if the patient had a history of atrial fibrillation. Let's […]

88 year old female: Weakness

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This great case was submitted by Vince DiGiulio, EMT-CC; we highly recommend you read his wonderful blog The Medial Approach to Emergency Medicine. As usual, the case has been altered to protect patient and provider privacy. You're working triage in a busy urban ED when an 88 year old female is brought in by her family. […]

77 year old female: Unresponsive – Discussion

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This is the discussion for 77 year old female: Unresponsive, if you have not read the case report we recommend you start there! First, a hat tip to our readers who were unafraid to tackle this challenging scenario. Second, we were very impressed to see a number of readers correctly identify this challenging rhythm! When we […]

77 year old female: Unresponsive

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This is a great case sent in my a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. We hope you find it as intriguing as we did! After clearing up from a routine interfacility transfer, you're dispatched for a 77 year old female who is unresponsive at a local extended care facility. A BLS engine crew is […]

EMS 12-Lead Podcast Episode #7 – PulsePoint

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  EMS 12-Lead Podcast – Episode #7 – PulsePoint In this episode of the EMS 12-Lead podcast we're joined by Richard Price of the PulsePoint Foundation. If you're not familiar with PulsePoint it used to be referred to as the San Ramon Valley Fire Department app. Richard Price PulsePoint Foundation Fire Chief, San Ramon Valley […]

Stump the Chumps: Atropine and Complete Heart Block – Discussion

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This is the conclusion to our special feature Stump the Chumps: Atropine and Complete Heart Block. If you've not seen the case, I recommend you go back and read it over. To recap, our crew had been dispatched to a 63 year old female who was lightheaded and happened to have a bit of a […]

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