Top 5 EMS training videos of 2015

ECG acquisition, 12-lead mapping and airway management were your favorites

These were some of the training and educational videos that our readers couldn't get enough of in 2015. Did your favorite EMS training video make the list? Let us know in the comments!

1. How to map an ECG

This video shows how to read an ECG graphically for better interpretation.

2. A simplified method for 12-lead ECG electrode placement

This example provides an alternative to the sternal notch placement of electrodes for acquiring a 12-lead ECG.

3. When to use a nasopharyngeal airway

Steve Whitehead reminds us to always attempt to insert a nasopharyngeal airway when using a bag valve mask, and that it should be used in combination with other airway adjuncts.

4. Doctor performs mind blowing cricothyrotomy

Ram Parekh MD, performs a life-saving cricothyrotomy on a post-arrest patient.


5. Interior view of a tension pneumothorax and needle thoracostomy

Watch this dramatic video of a tension pneumothorax being relieved by a needle thoracostomy and then read this set of teaching points on EMS needle decompression of a tension pneuomothorax.

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