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Cardiology & Resuscitation
By Chris Ebright–Do you ever notice that the shape and contour of a grain of pollen looks eerily similar to the Death Star from Star Wars? Many patients with seasonal allergies probably think George Lucas completely hit that nail on the head. The substance that causes their misery due to an allergic reaction is an allergen.
Cardiology and resuscitation are hugely important for the NREMT, especially the AHA guidelines. It’s easy to forget the basics! Try your hand at this test, then get the full breakdown in the video at the end.
In this test you’ll have to interpret blood pressure anomalies, correctly diagnose patients with subtle symptoms, make quick decisions for pediatric patients and prove your CPR know-how, among many other scenarios.
A 54 year old male complains of left-sided chest pain. He tells you it started an hour ago and it has been constantly 4 of 10. He denies any past medical history. He has a 38 pack-year smoking history. You auscultate fine crackles in his lower lungs. His vital signs are P 94, R 16, BP 142/96, and SpO2 is 96% on room air. You should suspect…
An unresponsive 48 year old male is in cardiac arrest. Your partner is performing chest compressions while you attach the AED. After you press analyze, the AED announces “Shock advised.” While the AED charges, you should ensure your partner…
This exercise helps students with assessments in the chest pain patient and helps students begin to hone their differential diagnostic skills.
Perhaps one of the most frequent calls for EMS, it is vital to know how to assess the cardiac and respiratory system. This clinical minute provides information on high-yield techniques.
The jugular veins tell a story about certain serious conditions. Watch this clinical minute to find out how and why.
This exercise will help students do several things, including differential diagnosis and initially focusing assessment efforts on the most relevant items.