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Sweet But Deadly

Sweet But Deadly

You associate sweet potatoes with many things: Thanksgiving and sweet potato fries! However, I recently had the chance to learn that sweet potatoes can be cold-blooded killers!  Let me set the scene for you. It’s a day or two after Thanksgiving, and you are...
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...
Don’t judge a(n open) book by its cover…

Don’t judge a(n open) book by its cover…

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...
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...