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Cardiac Care

The cardiac care topic brings together a range of resources, articles, education, training and safety tips for EMS providers to be prepared to treat patients suffering from cardiac arrest and chest pain.

EKG Monitoring
Signs of PACS that will help you eliminate EKG rhythms to make your diagnosis
Engage your participants in pediatric resuscitation protocols, equipment and patient assessment
Understand some terms related to paramedic care should a loved one need an ambulance
Kansas City firefighters entered the sewer and found the worker face down in six to eight inches of water
Download this 91Ƶ cardiac monitors buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation
How do we recognize and treat hyperkalemia in the prehospital setting?
Learn how to separate atrial activity from ventricular activity when interpreting a rhythm strip and the atrial flutter waves will stand out
Understand why blood pressure and heart rate may not be a good early indicator of a hypovolemic shock state
Waveform capnography provides real-time feedback that BLS providers can use to make treatment decisions and improve care
Understand the importance of monitoring end-tidal carbon dioxide and the valuable information it provides for patient assessment and treatment
Skagit County has begun using PulsePoint Respond and PulsePoint AED to improve the use of bystander CPR
CPR
Sen. Arthur Orr performed CPR on Sen. Tim Melson during a trip to South Korea in 2023
Firefighters from three departments are recognized for their quick work with CPR and an AED
CPR
The Seminole County Fire Department’s Save-A-Life program helped train Winter Springs High School students in hands-only CPR
Survivors had the time to thank their rescuers in the annual Second Chance Ceremony
Yi-Joo Kwon met his rescuers at the FDNY’s annual “Second Chance” celebration
EMS personnel administered CPR and hydroxocobalamin after the firefighter was pulled from the burning house
An 18-year-old Allen High School graduate collapsed while participating in a citizen’s fire academy training
Penn Medicine’s goals are focused on patient care and system finances
Six of North Dakota’s 53 counties have an adequate number of healthcare workers
AED
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office flew the drone to a simulated emergency and dropped the AED to the 911 caller
Nitroglycerin or “Nitro” is a commonly encountered medication for EMS, but it may not work the way you think or do what you think it does
Don Plakon met the Seminole County paramedics who responded to his cardiac arrest call
An engine from Chuckawalla Valley State Prison/Ironwood State Prison Fire Station, staffed with two incarcerated firefighters, responded to a child’s cardiac arrest call
Both sinus arrests and sinus exit blocks are characterized by an irregular rhythm associated with pauses; which is it?
Consistently following a process to analyze a patient’s ECG will help you correctly identify their cardiac rhythm
Learn and follow these steps to accurately auscultate blood pressure quickly and easily
CPR
Cardiologist Barry Ramo, founder of Project Heart Start, started compressions on the woman as 200-300 people were engaged in training
Mitigate NIBP and auscultating innacuracies by watching the plethysmography waveform on your pulse oximeter and noting the mean arterial pressure