In this month's ECG Consult, we encounter a 63-year-old male with a history of hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and rheumatoid arthritis who presents with chest pain.
Karl A. Sporer and Nicole D'Arcy examine how Alameda County (Calif.) used data analysis to optimize a response system in which medics are available for patients requiring time-sensitive interventions.
An exclusive EMScapades comic published by JEMS, June 15, 2019
Conclusive data and internationally reputable evidence-based guidance exist to support the use of surgical vs. needle cricothyrotomies for prehospital emergency airway procedures, but how do state EMS protocols conform to the latest evidence?
Given the risk associated with delayed treatment of pediatric seizures, early identification and treatment is paramount.
After leadership of Community Ambulance realized that they lacked an efficient system for evaluating data that was being collected, they hired a new quality improvement manager who implemented a software solution that both provided immediate feedback to crews while also focusing on the things that matter to patients.
Factors for EMTs and paramedics to consider when responding to scenes of domestic interpersonal violence, from assessing the severity of the attack to evidence collection to responding in a way that makes it less likely for the patient to experience post-traumatic stress.
Ambulance driving is the highest risk activity in EMS. It's important to embrace exceptional ambulance driving as an essential EMS skill.
An exclusive EMScapades comic published by JEMS, June 1, 2019
A 63-year-old female complains of a gradual onset of weakness while cleaning as well as, fatigue, nausea and epigastric discomfort. We'll review and interpret the patient's 12-lead ECG in this ECG 5-minute video consult.