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Fetal Heart Monitoring- Tracing Assessment

Fetal Heart Monitoring- Tracing Assessment

We use systematic approaches when evaluating EKG’s (Rate, Rhythm, Axis, Intervals, P wave, QRS complex, ST segment-T wave, Overall interpretation), 12 Leads (I See All Leads), Ultrasounds or when performing medical and trauma assessments (DCAP-BTLS). This helps to...
Cardiotocography (CTG)

Cardiotocography (CTG)

Cardiotocography (CTG) is used during pregnancy to monitor fetal heart rate and uterine contractions.  For our first installment, we are going to look at the tracing paper used for Fetal Monitoring.  A quick look at the ECG paper and Fetal Monitor paper. They look...
Current of Injury

Current of Injury

As a paramedic student, I learned basic 12 Lead interpretation and what ST Depression and ST Elevation looked like on a 12 lead. However, I was a student who like to ask “why” questions. My instructors probably saw me as an anyoing toddler! ME: Why is...