Category Archives: Cardiac

What’s Your Problem?

One of the more difficult problems in pre-hospital medicine is to determine what the problem exactly is without high-priced diagnostic equipment or labs. I had written in the past of the methods that a doctor uses to create a diagnosis … Continue reading

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He has Risen

When I teach classes, I often ask students “What does CPR Stand for?” the common answer (and in reality the correct one) is Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. I continue to tell them that it really stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resurrection. The heart is … Continue reading

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What’s That Sound?

Before I start this week, I want to apologize. As much as I want to produce a weekly article for Medical Monday, life sometimes gets in the way. I have been working on my Senior status for the Ski Patrol … Continue reading

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Bigger Than a Breadbox

Years ago I noticed that every time that my mother would bring home a loaf of bread that the immediately took the heels out and threw them away. I asked her why and she replied that because her mom did … Continue reading

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Head’s Up!

When doing CPR it’s important for us to keep our head in the game. It’s a stressful time as we are trying to resurrect a recently dead person. The emotions can fill us; the desire to fight off the Grim … Continue reading

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MacGyver Medicine

His mind is the ultimate weapon . . . So is yours! This tagline from the MacGyver television show sums up a lot of how we as medical providers should look at our abilities. The tools needed to care for … Continue reading

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The Heart’s Role in Shock

May 25, 2015 Happy Medical Monday and Happy Memorial Day! To all of our veterans in the group, a sincere thank you! We are the land of the free because of the brave . . . Your Bravery! Thank you! … Continue reading

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CPR Sucks

September 15, 2014 Years ago, or as the story goes, in San Francisco, a man had cardiac arrest. His children, not knowing how to do CPR grabbed a plunger from the bathroom and thumped it to his chest. As they … Continue reading

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Pump It Up!

July 28, 2014 This medical Monday, Let’s look at CCR, a newer resuscitation method. While we are all required to renew with American Heart Association in CPR every year, there is a newer and more remarkable method of resuscitation. CCR … Continue reading

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