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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.
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.
This video was originally posted on April 18, 2016. It has been updated.
How to perform a quick look echo in cardiac arrest–
Learn how prehospital ultrasound can be used to assess cardiac activity.
EMS battalion chief talks about his heart attack and rescue–
Minutes mattered when Howard County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Jimmy Brothers suffered a massive heart attack. Ironically, he had helped train the first responders on the lifesaving cardiac protocol that would save his life.
Treating supraventricular tachycardia with adenosine–
This video demonstrates one patient's experience with intravenous adenosine for supraventricular tachycardia.
How to recognize left bundle branch block–
Learn how to recognize a Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB) in this video tutorial. After watching read and review this 12-Lead ECG case: Elderly man presents with CHF, hypertension and dyspnea.
3 steps to improve pediatric cardiac arrest outcomes–
The three steps involve refocusing on a different part of the pediatric cardiac arrest timeline, to have better out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes.
STEMI mimics: Quick refresher for medics–
Learn to identify common EKG look-alike conditions in this training video from Jax EMS.
Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema at 3 a.m. patient must need CPAP–
Paramedics adapt Matchbox Twenty song 3 a.m. to describe respiratory compromise from cardiogenic pulmonary edema.
What Would You Do? Poor CPR performance needs immediate and long-term improvement–
You respond to a call where fire personnel are performing poor CPR. They need coaching, but you don't want to offend them or cause an argument.
What would you do to immediately improve care for the patient and make long-term improvements to the crew's performance?
Tell Steve and Dr. Tan in the comments about the bad CPR performance you have seen and what you do about it without offending other responders.
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