ECGs are an increasingly utilized during pre-hospital intervention with an ever-increasing list of indications. Interpretation can be a challenge in the best of conditions, let alone the uncontrolled scene response. Patient movement, electrical noise, movement artifact and other challenges (i.e., diaphoresis and chest hair) can make for less than perfect ECGs that then need to be interpreted. Once all that could be corrected has been fixed—it’s time to dig in and give a read. This course will challenge even the savviest paramedic and demonstrate tips, tricks and tools for getting all the information that can be garnered from ECGs.
Andrew Kalnow - EMS Medical Director, Assistant Program Director and Simulation Director, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Emergency Medicine