While prehospital providers will rarely be able to definitively diagnose Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in the field, awareness of its existence is still beneficial.
MedStar’s response statistics and patient outcomes for cardiac arrest victims continues to be concerning.
MedStar’s response statistics and patient outcomes for cardiac arrest victims (patients whose heart has stopped beating and require CPR on scene), has revealed an alarming trend.
This analysis of MedStar response volume for heart attacks continues to cause a great concern that people may be avoiding calling 911 for significant medical emergencies.
A memo from the state Health Department says the change is “necessary during the COVID-19 response to protect the health and safety of EMS providers by limiting their exposure, conserve resources, and ensure optimal use of equipment to save the greatest number of lives.
The veteran defenseman was unresponsive and doctors quickly used a defibrillator to restore his heart beat.
The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their young patients.
The Cardiac Arrest Survivor Summit is being held in Seattle this week.
Medic has documented its 1,000 sudden cardiac arrest survivor (SCA patients discharged from the hospital) since January 2010.
Certification means facilities have processes and protocols to provide excellence in prehospital care