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    Default ECG for your palm or laptop

    I have no affiliation with Remote Medical but I thought that this little device was very cool. It is an ECG that is compatible with personal computers. Some folks on here might be interested if they are involved in extensive medical support in limited settings. It is a little too pricey for me.

    http://www.remotemedical.com/Univers...d-Interpretive

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    Pretty cool! Although unfortunately, with the terrain my team covers our cardiac patients are always stable - by the time we can get to them, they're either surviving on their own or have already arrested. We had one die Saturday, after bystanders performed CPR for more than 30 minutes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BriansFJ View Post
    Pretty cool! Although unfortunately, with the terrain my team covers our cardiac patients are always stable - by the time we can get to them, they're either surviving on their own or have already arrested. We had one die Saturday, after bystanders performed CPR for more than 30 minutes...
    That is always sad, especially if they could have been saved in a regular setting. This ECG would be cool for someone who was operating in a small clinic or maybe a maritime medic or something. Somewhere that space and supplies are limited but you could still treat cardiac problems.

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    Its definately cool, Unfortunately I don't carry a lot of cardiac drugs with me on a rescue. Would be good in a clinic setting
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    Quote Originally Posted by icefisher45 View Post
    Its definately cool, Unfortunately I don't carry a lot of cardiac drugs with me on a rescue. Would be good in a clinic setting
    Sure you do it's called a balled up fist... No pulse? thump away and if they're appearing like they're arresting but the pulse feels thready and Tachy... THUMP AWAY (as in V-Tach or SVT). it's the worlds oldest defib...

    That is a cool toy, but really if you have the kind of problem that requires you to have a stat 12-lead out in the bush you're already in trouble and if the pt. arrest's and can't get medi-vacced out, tough news is the pt. is probably going to die...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Rescue View Post
    Sure you do it's called a balled up fist... No pulse? thump away and if they're appearing like they're arresting but the pulse feels thready and Tachy... THUMP AWAY (as in V-Tach or SVT). it's the worlds oldest defib...

    That is a cool toy, but really if you have the kind of problem that requires you to have a stat 12-lead out in the bush you're already in trouble and if the pt. arrest's and can't get medi-vacced out, tough news is the pt. is probably going to die...

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    Well, a precordial thump will probably convert them - to either NSR or asystole...which is why it's not taught in CPR classes any more. I suppose you could ask the patient before hand "you feeling lucky today?"

    An EKG is nice to have IF you have the training to read it and the drugs to treat it. Without both of those, not so much.

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    I was taught the precardial thump in Medic school, Unfortunately its not in the acls protocols at this time. I'm sure they are getting ready to change cpr again anyways so they may add it back again. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by icefisher45 View Post
    I was taught the precardial thump in Medic school, Unfortunately its not in the acls protocols at this time. I'm sure they are getting ready to change cpr again anyways so they may add it back again. lol
    LOL, you're right. Precordial, bicarb, bretylium!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunTzuNephew View Post
    LOL, you're right. Precordial, bicarb, bretylium!

    Whats old becomes new again. Which means we really don't have much of a clue about what works.
    Hence the phrase, "practicing medicine".
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    Notice that airway isn't even important anymore. They want to circulate un oxygenated blood thru the bloodstream. practice, practice
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