FULL LIST OF Cardiac Care Videos
Why telephone CPR improves cardiac arrest survival–
Dr. Ben Bobrow discusses telephone CPR, also known as dispatcher assisted CPR, by bystanders or laypeople to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Telephone CPR using specific protocols is an incredible opportunity to engage bystanders in giving care. Learn more about this important step for improving sudden cardiac arrest survival in your community.
Remember 2 Things: Improve communication during cardiac arrest patient care–
Listen to two tips for managing a patient in cardiac arrest from Steve Whitehead, host of Remember 2 Things. Calm and clear communication is critical for a smooth, efficient incident. Whitehead also describes the importance of communicating what is coming next to the patient care team.
Remember 2 Things: How to improve cardiac arrest response–
Do you remember your first cardiac arrest call? Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead shares two tips for responding to a patient in cardiac arrest and to increase the likelihood of ROSC.
Prehospital use of ketamine–
Watch this video about the mechanism of action, indications and administration routes for prehospital use of ketamine. After watching read the Ketamine Drug Whyarticle and threereasons to use ketamine for prehospital analgesia.
Animation: Conduction of electrical impulses through the heart–
Watch this video to better understand or teach EMT and paramedic students how electrical impulses are conducted through cardiac tissue.
Remember 2 Things: How to auscultate an accurate blood pressure–
In this episode of Remember 2 Things learn how to auscultate an accurate blood pressure during a patient assessment. Whitehead discusses the importance of having the patient uncross their legs and why the patient's arm should be at the same level as their heart. After watching Remember 2 Things, read these top EMS1 articles on blood pressure assessment. Blood pressure reading tips and tricks for EMS 5 errors that are giving you incorrect blood pressure readings How to auscultate a patient's blood pressure
Inmates break out of holding cell to save corrections officer in cardiac arrest–
The corrections officer was watching over the inmates and joking with them when he lost consciousness
Performing chest compressions in weightlessness–
Astronauts, who are not members of OK GO, practice CPR and chest compression skills during parabolic flights.
Use of ECMO in cardiac arrest–
The use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for treatment of refractory cardiac arrest from ventricular fibrillation is explained. Learn more about ECMO here.
How to perform effective CPR on a pet–
EMTs and paramedics, especially at fire scenes, can be called upon to assess and treat a dog in respiratory or cardiac arrest. In this video Dr. Janet Olson, veterinary cardiologist, shows how assess a pet and administer CPR. Learn more about a paramedic teaching first aid skills to treat an injured police K-9and Ohio legislation which authorizes EMS providers to treat pets.
Total artificial heart bridges Mich. man 555 days to a heart transplant–
Stan Larkin lived 555 days with the SynCardia total artificial heart until a successful heart transplant at the University of Michigan Health system
Reality Training: Citizens as first care providers at fire and EMS incidents–
Chief Rob Wylie discusses the importance of bystanders as first care providers at fire and EMS incidents. Bystanders can stop bleeding, adjust an airway, start CPR and use an AED before an ambulance arrives. How is your EMS agency engaging citizens as "force multipliers" for fire and EMS incidents?
911 dispatch audio for Prince–
Hear the 911 dispatch audio for a man down, not breathing, CPR started and then rescue units cancelled
Remember 2 Things: Ultrasound use by paramedics–
Prehospital ultrasound, increasingly available to EMS providers, has known application to find occult bleeding. In this episode of Remember Two Things, host Steve Whitehead, describes two additional uses for ultrasound. Whitehead discusses use of ultrasound for detecting cardiac activity and obtaining vascular access. After watching share your experience with ultrasound in the comments, read this article on prehospital ultrasound and listen to an Inside EMS podcast discussion of ultrasound.
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