Tag Archives: EMS 12-Lead

71 year old male CC: Chest pain

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EMS is called to the residence of a 71 year old male with a chief complaint of chest discomfort. On arrival patient is found standing at the front door. He appears anxious and acutely ill. Skin is cool, pale and diaphoretic. Onset: “Fairly sudden” 30 minutes prior to 9-1-1 call Provoke: Nothing makes the pain […]

Found on the LIFENET 03/2011

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Let’s presume the chief complaint is chest discomfort.

LIFEPAK 12 Li-ion battery and REDI-CHARGE battery charger now available

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I occasionally receive press releases of one kind or another in my inbox. If I think they may be of interest to my readers (or if I really like the product) I will post them but I do my best to cut through the marketing language and get to the nuts and bolts of the […]

79 year old female CC: Chest pain – Conclusion

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Several of you indicated that you would capture a right-sided 12-lead ECG (or at least modified lead V4R).

79 year old female CC: Chest pain

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Here’s a cool case from a faithful reader named Mike M. EMS is called to evaluate a 79 year old female with a chief complaint of chest pain. Onset: Sudden while watching TV Provoke: Nothing makes the pain better or worse Quality: “Heavy” Radiate: The pain does not radiate Severity: 7/10 Time: About 30 minutes […]

Impedance threshold device and active compression/decompression CPR on the Standing Orders podcast

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Potentially the most significant advancement in the treatment of cardiac arrest since defibrillation!

Is this a mimic or the real thing? – Discussion

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This is the follow-up discussion to: Tweet about ECG leads to mystery – is this a mimic or the real thing? Let’s take another look at the 12-lead ECG. This is a very suspicious ECG and must be considered acute inferior STEMI until proven otherwise. This was my initial gut feeling about this ECG and […]

March 2011 EMS 12-Lead column at EMS1.com – Mirror on the Wall

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The March 2011 EMS 12-Lead column is up at EMS1.com. Mirror on the wall You won’t want to miss this one!

Tweet about ECG leads to mystery – is this a mimic or the real thing?

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One of the best things about EMS 2.0 is the ability to network and learn from EMS professionals all over the World. Since I’m interested in ECGs and STEMI care I occasionally use the search engine at Twitter to see what folks are talking about when it comes to emergency cardiac care. During one of […]

Life-threatening hyperkalemia: do you recognize the ECG signs?

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I received a couple of interesting 12-lead ECGs from a semi-regular contributor.

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