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 ensure we don’t miss a step or a part of an assessment!
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 very similar. However, this couldn’t be
I found that understanding the types of solutions and, more importantly, their influences on the body. Is a topic that many students and even some current providers still have issues grasping. Students are presented with a similar picture, like the one on the cover for this post, or given a
As medical providers we’re pretty good at a lot of things… identifying pelvic instability in trauma is generally not one of those things. Turns out, nobody without x-ray vision is very good at it and many fractures go unidentified. In-hospital providers depend on imaging to confidently identify or rule out
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 there ST deflection from
You just bought yourself an awesome, new pair of shoes. So, what do you do next? Break them in of course! 20 minutes later you notice an open blister on your heel from where your shoes were rubbing a little too hard. That my friends is a stage 2 sheer-related
You might have seen a little bit of the work we have been doing (and in partnership with iSimulate), and have asked yourself…. Who are they and why the hell are they called Flipped Paramedic? Understandable, we came out of nowhere, and with an interesting name. Well let us introduce