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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 […]

Conclusion to "Not So Fast…" at EMS1.com — Ventricular Tachycardia!

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Not so fast…Patient follow-up.

Dick Cheney on his LVAD

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If only all of our patients were this educated about their health care.

Episode #3 of the EMS Research Podcast – Reading EMS Research

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Episode #3 of the EMS Research podcast is now available. Keith Wesley, M.D. leads a discussion about how to read and interpret medical research and contextualize it for your EMS system. Episode #3 of the EMS Research Podcast – Reading EMS Research To become a fan of the EMS Research podcast on Facebook click HERE. […]

Not So Fast!

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The January 2011 EMS 12-Lead column has been posted at EMS1.com. Not So Fast! Enjoy!

iPhonECG turns the iPhone 4 into a cardiac event monitor

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Here's an awesome new invention by Seattle-based AliveCor. The iPhonECG turns the iPhone 4 into a wireless, clinical quality cardiac event monitor! This is an invention that I have been waiting for! The special case and app will retail for under $100.00 U.S.D. and makes its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las […]

Excessive discordance as a marker of acute STEMI in LBBB

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Positively deflected QRS complexes can be expected to show ST-depression and inverted T-waves.

80 year old male CC: Chest pain

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Here’s a case submitted by a faithful reader who wishes to remain anonymous. It’s a great case and destined to be one of my favorites! EMS is called to evaluate a 80 year old male patient with a chief complaint of chest pain. On arrival the patient is found sitting on his living room couch. […]

67 year old male CC: Chest Pain

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Here’s a case study submitted by a faithful reader named Brian from Southern California. This patient is a 67 year old male with a cheif complaint of chest pain. Upon arrival EMS found the patient is found sitting in a reclining chair. He is alert and oriented to person, place, time, and event. He appears […]

Regionalization in EMS (End-of-year column at EMS1.com)

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My “End-of-Year” column is up at EMS1.com. Trends in 2010: Regionalization in EMS Enjoy!

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