Tag Archives: Christopher Watford

50 year old male CC: Chest Pressure – Discussion

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This is the discussion for 50 year old male CC: Chest Pressure. We could not have been happier at the number of insightful comments we received on this case! Many of you caught on to our purpose for this case as we could not have picked a better borderline example! When we last left our […]

50 year old male CC: Chest Pressure

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We hope you enjoy this case, as always some details have been changed to protect patient privacy. It's around 05:00 when the tones go off at your fire station for a medical response at a large apartment complex. You leave the bunkhouse with the engine crew and check enroute. Dispatch relays you are headed to […]

Discussion for 17 year old male CC: Chest pain and palpitations – WPW Part II

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This is Part II of the discussion for 17 year old male CC: Chest pain and palpitations. You may wish to review Part I of the discussion. As we covered in Part I, our patient was experiencing the life threatening combination of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) and atrial fibrillation. The EMS 12-Lead Blog team broke this conclusion […]

64 year old female CC: Trouble Breathing – Conclusion

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Lots of great comments and it was good to see the depth of discussion on the appropriate treatment and transport for this patient! This is the conclusion to 64 year old female CC: Trouble Breathing. When we left off our crew was attending to an elderly female patient in respiratory extremis. Pulmonary edema was present […]

64 year old female CC: Trouble Breathing

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Thanks go to Michael Herbert for this great case! As always, some details have been changed to protect patient privacy. It’s late into your shift when the tones go off for breathing problems at a local extended care facility. Enroute you’re advised it is a 64 year old female with a “low O2 sat,” and to, […]

18 year old male: Structure Fire Rehab – Conclusion

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Apologies for the delay, your author has been working nights and on the road traveling! We now return you to your regularly scheduled program. This is the conclusion to 18 year old male: Structure Fire Rehab. When we left off, we had a young firefighter in our rehab area with an elevated heart rate and […]

18 year old male: Structure Fire Rehab

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It's just before midnight when your pager goes off for a structure fire. You and your partner scramble down from the bunkhouse and to your truck. The engine company is already rolling out the door as you check enroute. Upon arrival, you see a small home, heavy smoke and flames showing. The radio crackles as […]

90 year old female CC: Seizure – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 90 year old female CC: Seizure. Be sure to start there first! When we left off, we had completed our initial assessment of a 90 year old patient who, based on bystander accounts, had a seizure. She is pale, cold to the touch, and feels lethargic. During our assessment she […]

90 year old female CC: Seizure

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This interesting case is thanks to Dana from Redmond Medic One, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did! You're dispatched with a nearby engine company to an assisted living facility for a 90 year old female who has had a seizure. Dispatch notes indicate the patient is alert at this time. You're by […]

29 year old female: Unresponsive – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 29 year old female: Unresponsive. To recap, our patient overdosed on an unknown quantity of unknown medications. She is hypotensive and firefighters are maintaining her airway with an OPA and assisting ventilations with a BVM. She has a history of suicide attempts and was found down in her grandmother's home, […]

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