Tag Archives: Christopher Watford

64 year old male CC: Indigestion

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One of our faithful readers, Nicholas Eisele, sent in this interesting case study. As always, changes have been made to protect patient confidentiality. After a long night of car wrecks, you get dispatched right before shift change on a Sick Person call. As you arrive, your partner states she may have been here once or […]

Video: Axis Determination

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So you’ve read our blog, followed us on Facebook, submitted your own case studies, but you’re looking for more. You’re looking for the next big thing in EMS 12-Lead education. As a test run I’ve put together a video, shot Kahn Academy style using a pen and tablet, covering rapid axis determination. When I learned 12-Lead interpretation in […]

78 year old male CC: Dizziness – Conclusion

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There were so many great comments on this case, including some great discussion on classifying wide complex tachycardias!

78 year old male CC: Dizziness

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Out front you are met by the patient’s wife, who frantically directs you inside…

54 year old female CC: BLS intercept – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 54 year old female CC: BLS intercept. I did not expect to get so many comments! Great discussion on many points. It even afforded an opportunity to review atrioventricular blocks. Going back to the case let’s look at the initial 12-Lead ECG. As many readers noted, there is a lot […]

Second Degree or Third Degree Atrioventricular Block?

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Take another look at the rhythm strip from the current case study, “54 year old female CC: BLS Intercept”: As many readers have pointed out, there exists some level of atrioventricular block. The question then is, which one is it: is it a second degree AV block or a third degree AV block? In order […]

54 year old female CC: BLS intercept

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Tom, our Editor-in-Chief, and David, an Associate Editor, are gone on vacation. As a send-off, I am presenting the following case. I hope you enjoy it! It is just after 3am when you are called to intercept a BLS unit on scene with a 54 year old female with a low heart rate. Upon your […]

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