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Our station is involved in a study trying to introduce and test the capabilities of Telemedicine in Germany. It's actually a fairly new idea over here since EMS has been pysichian-led for the past 40 years. The data is sent via cellular network only, not digital radio. There are two pysichians available at the dispatch centre, which receive the vitals on our monitor (NiBP, SpO2, live ECG, 12-leads, etCO2), we can send images, they can direct a camera in the back of our ambulance, and of course talk to us via headset. In case the patient is critically ill or severly injured, the ground-based py
Hey all, here's something I'd like to think about. What would be some good universal hand signals for working at an MCI? In a perfect world, of course, everyone would have the best radios that work all the time and all agencies involved would work together in a seamless fashioned. Unfortunately, that's rarely the case. I think that EMS should add the use of hand signals for line of sight communication in case of transmission problems with radios. For instance, let's say you were doing triage, and wanted to relay your count back to the incident commander. You could point to your eyes for "I see
I was recently mentoring/precepting a paramedic student, called to a 57 year-old with chest pain. Patient normally well and healthy, on beta-blockers and a PPI. Anyways, presented with the following (of what I can remember): Central chest tightness, onset at rest, 8/10 at worse, clammy, nauseous, sinus rhythm, BP 165/90, anterior ST-elevation. Both the family and patient are quite anxious. The student, who was treating and doing the questioning/communicating with the patient, looks at me after the ECG is done to confirm what he's seeing. After a quick discussion of what the findings are