No Electrodes? No Problem.

without electrodes

So there you were… You and your partner just got ROSC on your patient after a few rounds of high quality CPR.  You grab your 12-Lead cables and begin applying them when you realize that you are a few electrodes short.  The spare pack you keep with the monitor is probably here… somewhere in the pile of equipment and trash that surrounds you.  Do you know how to get a tracing without electrodes?   Continue reading “No Electrodes? No Problem.”

Anaphylaxis: Critical Treatment Pearls


Anaphylaxis is a life threatening condition, typically with extremely acute onset.  Luckily, the treatment is simple… isn’t it?  Here is a quick review to help you make the right decisions when treating this critical condition. Continue reading “Anaphylaxis: Critical Treatment Pearls”

3 Steps to Making the Valsalva Maneuver Effective.

Valsalva Maneuver for SVT

Ask just about anyone what they think about the Valsalva Maneuver, and they will all probably tell you just about the same thing; “It works, sometimes”.  Here are 3 easy steps you can take to double your chances of success when using this infrequently successful technique. Continue reading “3 Steps to Making the Valsalva Maneuver Effective.”

Field Diagnosis of Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones Ketorolac

“Kidney stones” is the common term for (usually) calcium containing deposits which form in the kidney, eventually breaking free, and causing an acute onset of severe pain as they pass through the urinary tract.  Here are some fast tips to help you identify and treat this condition in the field. Continue reading “Field Diagnosis of Kidney Stones”