Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Frank, May 6, 2012.
Not that I'm blowing my own horn or anything...
Congrats, and let's hope that the reversee is doing well!
Both are doing well. Albany Med pioneered Theraputic Hypothermia in the area. The other reversal that week was at our department banquet last night.
That might be what was done with me a couple years ago, never asked the cardiologist what it was called. Last I remember was the nurse offering me an oxygen mask ... then after nearly kicking the bucket (zero recollection of that part of it) I was sedated for a couple weeks while my mind was on a wild & bizarre road trip to El Paso, Mexico & San Diego.
(I hope it wasn't performed on anyone in TSA management)
Congrats Frank, a rare kudos in paper form.
New Hyperthermia protocols for cardiac patients are trending and its good to see as events like this prove it does work. We cant save them all but any incridimental increase in percentage is good.
They're now talking about trying this for cerebral events as well. We'll see.
So I have heard from our medical director, but nothing offical as far as a protocol change/variance being issued.
From what I'm hearing there may not be one as far as us field people are concerned. The decision tree will likely start in the ER or cath lab for strokes, just because we can't determine if it's a bleed or a block.
This is true. Our Medical Director is very progressive in protocols, and sits down with crews on a regular basis to informal CQI, Q & A, and ride outs. Also get almost weeks protocol Pearls, and update/variances, mainly due to the international medication shortage.
For the most part in my service area for strokes we use Jet A bolus. We run the Cinci Stroke Scale during EMD process - If its partial or clear evidence of a stroke the EMD can initate a standby or a launch to minimize onset time to ER arrival to find out if its a bleed or block so TPA can be used.
It's showing up too dark on my screen, almost totally black. What does it say?
Congrats, Frank! Great work!
Just an FYI, and maybe you don't care, but your full name is visible. Anyone, not just registered users, can see it.
Well, except apparently, Lisa. It comes up black as it's loading. Maybe it is just taking too long on your computer?
The feds pretty much already know who we are, and what are they going to do, put me on the No-Fly List?
It's a commendation for being part of a cardiac arrest reversal. Patient walked out of the hospital about three weeks later.
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