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Training Categorized: 12-Lead EKG

Introduction to 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

Steve Williams, Co-Founder of EMTprep.com walks you through his 8 step approach to reading 12-Lead EKG’s. This video is specifically provided by EMTprep to assist Members in preparing for the NREMT exam and related skills sheets and for no other purpose. NREMT study aids and resources provided by EMTprep are not intended to provide training for life saving techniques, emergency response training, or any other type of medical training.

Background

  • Crew resource management comes to EMS adopted by the aviation community
  • In the 1970’s after a slew of avoidable and catastrophic human errors, the relatively nascent aviation community began to implement a system of strictly regimented check lists, defining of roles, and communication tools that have successfully alleviated many opportunities for human error.
  • Some of these systems that can be integrated into EMS

Introduction

  • In EMS we are constantly taught to be hypersensitive to signs and symptoms of our patients. But why don’t we study and prepare for the signs and symptoms of a broken call?
  • We have all had them, calls...

Sepsis & Septic Shock Study Guide

When EMS providers are called to treat someone experiencing signs and symptoms of sepsis, the disease process is already well on its way to negatively affecting the individual. More and more studies are showing that sepsis requires rapid identification and intervention to ensure positive outcomes with our patients. Knowing this, we should be asking ourselves, what can I do to better my abilities to recognize sepsis and how can I treat it quickly?

Septic shock, is a type of shock that begins with an infection in the bloodstream. This infection eventually overloads the compensatory mechanisms in the body and when...

Bundle Branch Blocks Study Guide

One of the more confusing topics for EMS students enrolled in an Electrophysiology course is that of Bundle Branch Blocks. They can be sneaky, they can mask things, and they can also be hard to diagnose if don’t remember a few key things. This study guide will prepare you for the material you will be tested on and give you some tips and tricks for the field.

cardiac conduction

As you can recall, when an impulse is traveling normally, it is sent from the SA node, through the intermodal pathways, to the AV node, down the bundle of His, to the right and left bundle branches, to the respective fascicles, and into the purkinje fibers....