Tag Archives: EMS

Part 1 of the Conclusion to 15 year old male CC: fall from vehicle

Entry Img

This is Part 1 of the conclusion to 15 year old male CC: fall from vehicle. Lots of great comments, including an unexpected sidebar discussion on appropriate C-spine clearance! All of our cases on EMS 12-Lead have been altered from their original form to protect patient and provider privacy and it appears I changed things […]

Fun and games with response time reporting

Entry Img

As I've mentioned on several different occasions, it's a huge mistake to wait until a tragedy occurs to explain the truth about response times to your community. Response times should be measured from the patient's perspective. In other words, from the moment the dispatcher picks up the phone and says, "9-1-1 what is your emergency?" […]

13 year old female CC: Syncope – Discussion

Entry Img

This is the discussion for 13 year old female CC: Syncope. You may wish to go back and familiarize yourself with the details. The short of it is that on a very hot and humid day a 13 year old female passed out after looking at her sister's scraped knee. She had passed out at […]

13 year old female CC: Syncope

Entry Img

EMS is called to a local hardware store for a 13 year old female with a possible seizure. On arrival the patient is found sitting outside at a picnic table. Her mother and father are both present. The ambient temperature is hot and humid. The patient's skin is very warm and moist but chalky. Her […]

60 year old male CC: "I don't feel well"

Entry Img

Here's an interesting case from an faithful reader who wishes to remain anonymous. Some changes have been made to help preserve patient confidentiality. This is a 60 year old male, who activated EMS for not feeling well. The call came in from a home way out in the county, and although it was dispatched as […]

57 year old female CC: Shortness of breath and chest pressure – Discussion

Entry Img

This is the discussion for 57 year old female CC: Shortness of breath and chest pressure. Let's take another look at the 12-lead ECGs. I posed the following questions for this case: What do you think of these 12-lead ECGs? What is the most likely cause of the ST-depression and T-wave inversion. These ECGs show […]

Conclusion to 60 year old male CC: Sudden cardiac arrest

Entry Img

This is the conclusion to 60 year old male CC: Sudden cardiac arrest. As you may recall the resuscitation was implemented using Adult Pit Crew CPR. This is not meant to miminize the importance of the chain-of-survival, including early activation of 9-1-1 and bystander CPR. Those links were intact for this case and that is extremely […]

57 year old female CC: Shortness of breath and chest pressure

Entry Img

Here's an interesting case study from a faithful reader from Ann Arbor, MI who wishes to remain anonymous. Patient information Age: 57 Gender: F Chief complaint: SOB and Chest pressure constant 9/10 which woke her from sleep. Pt also vomited when she woke up and hands tingle. No radiation and nothing makes pain better or worse. Medical […]

60 year old male CC: Sudden cardiac arrest

Entry Img

Here's a great case submitted by a faithful reader who wishes to remain anonymous. Some minor details have been changed to preserve patient confidentiality and some relevant comments and teaching points have been added. EMS is called to a barbecue festival for 60 year old male, unconscious and unresponsive, possible cardiac arrest. En route dispatch […]

May 2011 EMS 12-Lead column at EMS1.com – What in the wide world of sports?

Entry Img

The May 2011 EMS 12-Lead column has been posted at EMS1.com. What in the wide world of sports? If you think you know what's wrong with the patient, leave a comment that includes 1.) your impression and 2.) your treatment plan at EMS1.com. If (in my completely arbitrary opinion) yours is "the best" you could […]

Page 3 of 1912345...10...Last »