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74 year old male CC: Chest pain

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74 year old male presents to EMS with a chief complaint of chest pain. Onset approximately 1 hour prior to the 9-1-1 call. No further details of the OPQRST are currently available. I will update the case with this information as soon as it is available, along with the physical exam. Vital signs: Resp: 20 […]

12-Lead ECG Education Podcast at the EMS EduCast

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The 12-Lead ECG Education podcast is available for download from the EMS EduCast. Thanks to Greg Friese (@gfriese), Rob Theriault, and Bill Toon (@wftoon) for having me on the show! Become a fan of the EMS EduCast on Facebook HERE. Follow the EMS EduCast on Twitter HERE. See also: Everyday EMS Tips Paramedic Tutor

46 year old male CC: Chest Pain

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Here’s an interesting case from Associate Editor Christopher Watford. As a reminder, Christopher has his own blog called My Variables Only Have 6 Letters. 46 year old male presents to EMS complaining of chest pain. After sitting down on the gurney he states, “My heart is jumping out of my chest!” Onset: Sudden while doing […]

Marketing a STEMI System

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Very effective PR piece put together by Barnes Jewish Hospital (@BarnesJewish). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ76R-Uy42w] If you visit the webpage and watch the videos on the right-hand side of the page you’ll see that this hospital understands the power of social media.

23 year old male CC: Chest Pain

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Here’s a fascinating case submitted by Geoff Dayne. EMS is called to a VA clinic for a 23 year old male who came in to get checked into the system. Somewhere in the exchange, he mentioned that he had been experiencing chest pain off & on for just over a month. Onset: Today’s pain came […]

12 year old male CC: Palpitations

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Here’s a case submitted by Bob Sullivan, NREMT-P from New Castle County EMS in Wilmington, DE. The case occurred six years ago so certain details are missing. However, there is more than enough here to discuss the most relevant points about the case. The patient was a 12 year old male whose only complaint was […]

63 year old male with sudden onset shortness of breath

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This is an interesting case submitted by Tom Bernesser who is a paramedic from North Carolina. I got to know Tom through the EKG Challenge forum at the EMS Village where he always posted fascinating case studies. Here’s the story. 63 year old male presents with acute onset of dyspnea. He reported 4 previous MI’s […]

9 minute and 45 second D2B time?

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Image credit: CantonRep.com That’s the startling claim made in this report found at CantonRep.com. A Plain Township emergency medical squad of Bill Meers, Craig Hamilton, David Schwitzgable, and Deputy Chief Don Snyder received Mercy Medical Center’s Emergency Chest Pain Center’s STEMI Cup award on Feb. 18. The squad was the first to receive the award. The […]

Transcutaneous pacing (TCP) with a Lifepak 12

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Image credit: Physio-Control   I discovered an interesting quirk about the Lifepak 12 the other day. I’m sure many of you have been told (as I had been told) that the Lifepak 12 cannot perform TCP unless the limb lead electrodes are attached. There is a caveat to this (reference page 4-18 in the Operations […]

57 yom CC: Cardiac arrest

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Here’s another interesting case submitted by a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. While we’re on the subject, I’d like to thank my readers for the interesting case studies that have been coming in! This is what the Web 2.0 experience is all about! We’re learning a lot from each other and that’s the difference […]

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