Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Conclusion to 54 year old female CC: BLS intercept

As many readers noted, there is a lot of baseline wander. This is not the most helpful of 12-Leads. On scene the crew attempted multiple 12-Leads, however, the patient would not sit still and that was the best one. 
I think a close look at the Initial 12-Lead has enough information to make a field diagnosis.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Case Study at EMS 12-Lead Blog

My first case study as an associate editor is up at the EMS 12-Lead Blog, so check it out: 54 year old female cc: BLS Intercept:
"It is just after 3am when you are called to intercept a BLS unit on scene with a 54 year old female with a low heart rate.

Upon your arrival, you find two EMT-Basics attending to a small woman lying in bed, who appears acutely ill..."
Also, I've done a brief review of atrioventricular blocks to help with identification of the rhythm in this case study!