Archive for April2013

To Transmit Or Not

With these four components in place, no STEMI should fall through the cracks.

Unboard My People Now!

We again debated an implementation time ranging from waiting for the textbooks to be rewritten to opening up the window of the committee room and shouting. “Free at Last! Free at Last! Unboard My People Now!”

Computer STEMI Interpretation

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What percentage of the time when the computer reads “Meets ST Elevation Criteria” and “Consider Acute Infarct,” is it actually a STEMI?

Can Paramedics Recognize STEMIs?

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Despite this well done study, I continue to support field activation of the cath lab through paramedic interpretation alone, but I do believe we need to increase our 12-lead training efforts.