WTFDYW: Nice find subster. Should be shown at CPR/AED classes.
BronyMedic: WTFDYW: Nice find subster. Should be shown at CPR/AED classes.[www.cardiauk.com image 629x259]It's really rare to actually catch a cardiac arrest on Camera. Even rarer for it to make it onto TV in the States. HIPAA killed a lot of the shows, like Life in the ER and Paramedics: Life on the Streets which showed what REALLY happens when a person does.When you work as a team, good things happen./really shocked this went green.
Bob The Nob: Strange how his arms raised slowly by themselves right after they laid him down and began the chest compressions.Paging Dr. Fark ...
WTFDYW: I purchased four AEDs for our company a year or so ago. I hope it was a "waste" of $6000.00.
cretinbob: Happens in station more than you might think. B
dramboxf: cretinbob: Happens in station more than you might think. BLaws, yes. M-O-O-N spells "Firefighter/medics drop in station all the damn time." And on the fireground, too.We've lost 5 or 6 firefighters/EMTs/Medics in station or on a fireground in the last 7 or 8 years. One guy was the last you'd ever think had heart issues. Ran marathons, didn't eat anything that cast a shadow, trim, about 5'8 and 140lbs, dropped on the golf course. 39 years old. Standing chatting with his guys (he was a Captain), his eyes rolled back and he went down like a sack of potatoes.
Wise_Guy: How does an AED work?
cretinbob: But again, everyone thinking they need to go out and buy an AED, it was the chest compressions that did the most good here.
Perlin Noise: that video was somewhat intense ...thank you for no voice commentary crap. That made it a lot better.
AverageAmericanGuy: That was pretty awesome. Thanks for the link, subby.
dramboxf: Nice find, subby.
BronyMedic: really shocked this went green.
Bf+: BronyMedic: really shocked this went green.
KrispyKritter: after reading the intro i couldn't watch the video. it upset me just to read what happened. i don't know how emergency responders and health professionals do what they can do. i consider them hero angels and i thank God they live among us.
dramboxf: Also, those medics in the vid weren't using an AED. That was a medic-fired defib.
cretinbob: It'll monitor pulse O2 sat, B/P, do 3 lead and 12 lead EKG. You can monitor CO2 and CO levels depending on the model. In addition to defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion (which is probably what they did to this guy, not defibrillate) you can perform transcutaneous pacing.
dramboxf: Wow. They've come a long way from a LifePak 3.I thought you only cardioverted afib or EMD/PEA.
dramboxf: Have you been reading about any of the ground-shifting changes coming in ACLS? Abandoning epy?
dramboxf: Or some of the BLS stuff coming down the pike, like not boarding every single patient that might have even just heard of someone having a spinal jolt?Fascinating stuff.
BronyMedic: That's been coming down the line for years
BronyMedic: We might just be trading in the Epi for Sodium Nitroprusside as a front line cardiac arrest drug.FTL: Sodium nitroprusside-enhanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation improves resuscitation rates after prolonged untreated cardiac arrest in two porcine models.
dramboxf: I also hear a lot of medics whining about possibly losing ETI in favor or King or other advanced airways.
dramboxf: I helped teach a CFR class as recently as fall of 2011 and we were still All About The Long Board
bump: I've had 2 episodes where I simply could not get my breath (I'm 50)... drove myself to the hosp ER both times - whenever I'd cough (not while driving) I'd loose my vision for a second or so... turns out my electrical signal to the upper part of my heart had it beating at around 222 and a BP of 182/148 or so (kinda hard to read the machines behind you with wires and an IV sticking out of you. I was told I was dehydrated and given magnesium and some other stuff. Took in around 4 bags of saline but they kicked me loose after 6 (+/-) hrs the first time. Did the same thing the 2nd time (about 10 months later) but then called me back in 20 minutes later. Fortunately I live right between Forsyth Memorial & Baptist Bowman Grey and have interns/residents/RNs and assorted med professionals living all around me, so as long as I can make it to the front yard, I should be fine.
WTFDYW: I emailed this video to my work email. it will come in handy with training sessions.Thank you subby
cretinbob: Life-Pak 15
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