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Medic Mindset Podcast: Thinking about bradycardia

How do you assess and manage a patient with bradycardia?


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By Medic Mindset Podcast

Our host, Ginger Locke, sits down with Austin Travis County Associate Medical Director, Dr. Heidi Abraham, to discuss prehospital care of patients experiencing bradycardia.

They cover the assessment, differential diagnosis and therapeutic interventions related to bradycardia.

  • When is bradycardia the cause of the patient condition and when is it an unrelated finding?
  • What are the common causes of bradycardia and how does a medic think critically in order to differentiate those causes?
  • When should a medic use transcutaneous pacing and when is pharmacological intervention a better option?

They tackle all of these questions and more.

The Medic Mindset podcast is created and hosted by Ginger Locke, BA, NRP. As an associate professor of EMS Professions at Austin (TX) Community College, she has immersed herself in the art and science of how medics think and perform. In interviews with medics and subject-matter experts, she thoughtfully explores the inner-workings of the minds of medics. Prior to becoming a paramedic, she studied social psychology at the University of Georgia and the University of Leicester, UK. Her professional endeavors revolve around the conviction that the most important and complicated tool in EMS in the brain of the medic.

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