EMS-to-Balloon (E2B) Challenge!


EMS-to-Balloon (E2B) Challenge!

The EMS-to-Balloon (E2B) Challenge! Companion group for the E2B listserv.

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Comment by Stephen Irons on January 9, 2010 at 5:26pm
Hi Tom and Jon, I'm very interested in the idea of non Intensive Care Paramedics aquiring and transmitting 12 leads. I have already educated an area of non ICP's in this with very good success.


Comment by Tom Bouthillet on September 7, 2009 at 6:53pm
Jon -

I'm pretty sure it's allowed in Texas. Let me do some checking around and I'll get back to you.


Comment by Jon P. Cloutier on September 7, 2009 at 12:55pm
Historically, the use of 12-lead ECG has been a function of ALS but times are changing. In EMS today, 12-lead ECG interpretation remains largely a Paramedic skill however, the simple act of acquiring and transmitting a 12-lead ECGs does not require an ALS skill set.

I am interested to know where in the United States, a BLS provider (First Reponder, an EMT-Basic, an EMT-Intermediate in BLS environment) is permitted by Scope of Practice to acquire and transmit 12-lead ECGs.

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