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The cardiac care topic brings together a range of resources, articles, education, training and safety tips for EMS providers to be prepared to treat patients suffering from cardiac arrest and chest pain.

Nitroglycerin or “Nitro” is a commonly encountered medication for EMS, but it may not work the way you think or do what you think it does
Both sinus arrests and sinus exit blocks are characterized by an irregular rhythm associated with pauses; which is it?
Consistently following a process to analyze a patient’s ECG will help you correctly identify their cardiac rhythm
Skagit County has begun using PulsePoint Respond and PulsePoint AED to improve the use of bystander CPR
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Sen. Arthur Orr performed CPR on Sen. Tim Melson during a trip to South Korea in 2023
Firefighters from three departments are recognized for their quick work with CPR and an AED
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The Seminole County Fire Department’s Save-A-Life program helped train Winter Springs High School students in hands-only CPR
Survivors had the time to thank their rescuers in the annual Second Chance Ceremony
Yi-Joo Kwon met his rescuers at the FDNY’s annual “Second Chance” celebration
EMS personnel administered CPR and hydroxocobalamin after the firefighter was pulled from the burning house
An 18-year-old Allen High School graduate collapsed while participating in a citizen’s fire academy training
Penn Medicine’s goals are focused on patient care and system finances
Six of North Dakota’s 53 counties have an adequate number of healthcare workers
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The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office flew the drone to a simulated emergency and dropped the AED to the 911 caller
Don Plakon met the Seminole County paramedics who responded to his cardiac arrest call
An engine from Chuckawalla Valley State Prison/Ironwood State Prison Fire Station, staffed with two incarcerated firefighters, responded to a child’s cardiac arrest call
Learn and follow these steps to accurately auscultate blood pressure quickly and easily
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Cardiologist Barry Ramo, founder of Project Heart Start, started compressions on the woman as 200-300 people were engaged in training
Mitigate NIBP and auscultating innacuracies by watching the plethysmography waveform on your pulse oximeter and noting the mean arterial pressure
Steve Whitehead shares the most important number on your cardiac monitor
Avive has rapidly built an expansive and diverse customer base, delivering its FDA-approved, award-winning AED technology across all 50 states
Try these six tips to take some of the pressure off of getting a blood pressure
Instead of “rules” you have been taught to distinguish sinus tach and SVT, follow these assessment and ECG interpretation tips
The Vegas Has a Heart event detected ECG irregularities in two athletes
Eliminate EKG rhythms until there is only one probable interpretation
Jasper County officials aim to focus on providing countywide ALS certification, service to every citizen
Lincoln Fire & Rescue hosted a Resuscitation Academy workshop for cardiac arrest training
Use this guide to determine when to activate air EMS and transport to a level 1 burn center