When it comes to 12 lead EKG's I've been known to belittle the things, not because they are not worthy tools, and indispensable in the field, rather because once at the ER my interpertation of them is often ignored or barely recognized.
That is the ER reality. More important than that, however, is the reality in the rescue, where there is no cath lab, no cardiac resident, no specialists-just you, the patient and your partner. There, the importance of the interpretation of the 12-lead…Continue
Added by Michael Morse on February 18, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments
I've often wondered why I write about my experiences as an EMS provider. It is seldom easy, these stories I write down, and not without a fair amount of risk. I focus on the patients that cross my path, always finding something fascinating about them, or their condition. I am fortunate to work in a city that is diverse and vibrant, four major colleges are interspersed with a thriving nightclub district, world class restaurants, a burgeoning art community, and a population consisting of…Continue