The following is a random series of multimedia presentations using various Podcast, Webcast and Screencasting tools. Shockingly, they are free to view and intended for continuing medical education for working paramedics*, paramedic students, other health care professionals or anyone who simply wants to learn.

* I use the term “paramedic” generically to describe ambulance service personnel since my personal hope is that there will one day be global consensus to do away with other terms like AEMCA, EMA, EMT, EMT-A, EMT-P and the dozens of other terms and short forms that are at least partially responsible for perpetuating our identity crisis as a profession.

enjoy…

Airway Assessment and Management

Airway Anatomy
Airway Assessment
Airway Compromise
Orotracheal Intubation
Nasotracheal Intubation

Respiratory Concepts

Respiratory Assessment
Oxygenation vs. Ventilation

Cardiovascular Concepts

Paediatric CVS

ECG Interpretation

The following are 3-5 minute presentations based on my book “Cardiac Dysrhythmia Interpretation” (non-published). Educators can purchase my book (minimum orders of 10). Ah-HA…see?  the catch!  :) Send me at e-mail message at: paramedictutor.canada@gmail.com

CDICardiac anatomy part 1
Cardiac anatomy part 2
Cardiac anatomy part 3
Electrophysiology
Electrophysiology – cellular level
Autonomic nervous system influence on the heart
ECG waves
Action potential
Action potential of a pacemaker cell
Graph paper 
Heart rate caculation
Heart rate calculation exercises

ECG Components
P waves
P-R interval
QRS complex
T & U waves
Step by Step Approach to ECG Interpretation

ECG Rhythm Descriptions

Normal Sinus Rhythm (NSR)
Sinus Arrhythmia
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)
SVT/PSVT Due to AV Nodal Re-Entry
SVT/PSVT Due to Pre-Excitation Syndromes
Junctional Rhythms 
Premature Atria Complex (PAC) and PJC  and SVPB
Sinus Arrest / Sinus Pause
Sinus Exit Block
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
1st Degree AV Block
2nd Degree AV Block Type 1 (Wenckebach)
2nd Degree AV Block Type 2
3rd Degree AV Block
Aberrant Conduction
Idioventricular Rhythm
Premature Ventricular Complex (PVC)
PVCs in Various Patterns
Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Fibrillation
Asystole
Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA)

 Part 6: ECG Exercises

If you have a copy of my book, I recommend that you review and interpret the ECGs in part 6 before viewing the following multimedia presentations.  Alternatively once the ECG comes up on the screen I recommend pausing the slide show to analyze the ECG and write down your interpretation before viewing the rest of the narrated presentation.

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12-15 Lead ECG Interpretation

Multimedia presentations to accompany my 12-15 Lead ECG workbook

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 Differential diagnosis 

 Coronary Anatomy Part 1

 Coronary Anatomy Part 2

 Coronary Anatomy Part 3

 Review of ECG Complexes

 The 12 Leads

 Lead Placement

 What the 12 Leads see

 The concept of voltage vs. time

 Step by step approach to 12 Lead Interpretation

 Signs of myocardial infarction

 The importance of clinical presentation
 Sample of an acute inferior wall MI
Sample of an acute anterior wall MI
Sample of an evolving MI

Sample of an old inferior MI
Reciprocal changes
Management principles of AMI
STEMI bypass criteria
Ventricular hypertrophy
Atrial hypertrophy
Right bundle branch block (RBBB)
Left bundle branch block (LBBB)
VT vs. SVT with aberrancy

12 Lead exercise 1     12 Lead exercise 2
12 Lead exercise 3     12 Lead exercise 4
12 Lead exercise 5     12 Lead exercise 6
12 Lead exercise 7     12 Lead exercise 8
12 Lead exercise 9     12 Lead exercise 10

Imposter 1          Imposter 2
Imposter 3

 

Additional 12 Lead Podcasts

The following links will take you to some enhanced Podcasts (narrated slides) I recorded at a workshop for the Dufferin EMS paramedics in 2009.  They were recorded using BlackBoard Collaborate, a Webcasting platform.

Chapter 5 Making sense of the 12 Lead
Chapter 6 Introduction to 12 Lead Interpretation Part 1
Chapter 6 Introduction to 12 Lead Interpretation Part 2
Chapter 10 12 Lead Interpretation – Part 2

Trauma

Burn Assessment and Management
Chest Trauma
Neuro Trauma
Paediatric Trauma

Misc.

Abdominal Pain
Acid Base Balance and Blood Gas Interpretation
ALS Drug Guide (PDF)
Gerentology
Medical Math Basics
Medical Math: Dosage Calculation
Paediatric Cardiovascular Emergencies 
Toxicology: Introduction & Common Toxidromes

 

 

Advanced Life Support Drug Guide for Paramedics

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Conference Presentations

At the Interact 2010 Paramedic conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Oct 22-24, 2010) I gave the following Presentations:
 

Ventilation versus Oxygenation  (pdf)

Syncope: Benign Event of Aborted Sudden Death  (pdf, Podcast)

26 Responses to “eLearner”


  1. 1 RichieKay September 22, 2009 at 11:06 am

    This is really well done. Helps me a lot. Greetz from Germany.

  2. 2 Caleb Mullins October 5, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I found this to be very helpful! It really helped me gain an understanding of cardiology especially the section on 12 lead interpretations. Thank you for making this available to us!
    Caleb Mullins

  3. 3 andy November 20, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Excellent material Rob, the 12 lead presentations are of a really good standard, learnt a lot.
    Was listening to your med – legal itunes lessons & thought the following link might be of interest.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8369374.stm

    Keep up the good work on the podcasts with the rest of the guys – entertaining and educational.

  4. 4 SnononabWouch November 24, 2009 at 7:24 am

    I highly enjoyed reading your article, keep on creating such interesting articles.

  5. 5 Michelle Guilbeau April 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    This information about ECG’s is the best ever. I was not taught this in my ECG class.

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

    CAN I GET A BOOK? IF SO, WHERE AT? CAN THIS MATERIAL BE DOWNLOADED?

    MICHELLE GUILBEAU

  6. 6 Michelle Guilbeau April 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    COULD YOU PLEASE GET ME A BOOK. THIS TEACHING IS SO MUCH EASIER TO UNDERSTAND COMPARED TO THE TEACHINGS I GET AT SCHOOL. WOW!!!!!!

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

    MICHELLE

  7. 7 Rita Pikkert June 15, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    This material has already been so helpful! I’ve just moved to Ontario and am preparing to sit the AEMCA but am finding it hard to get study material. This is a big help though so thank you.

  8. 8 Fosty September 25, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Hey Rob,

    Just had to say that these podcasts are fantastic. They have been helping me greatly going through the ACP course. Thanks!

  9. 9 Charles Curling March 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you for great understandable presentations.
    I’m an EMT -I preparing for paramedic school (next year) and yours is the best free ECG material I’ve found after a lot of searching.
    Thanks again.
    C.

  10. 10 Rob April 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you Rob for all your help! I appreciate it.

  11. 11 Dragonlady June 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    This is amazing! Thank you so much for your generosity and time in preparring and sharing all this! I’m currently trying to learn ecg interpretation on my own to have the restrictions lifted on my AB license (licensed in BC as a PCP) and I think I will be spending a lot of time looking at your presentations!! Loved your story, too, btw!

  12. 12 Dianne Logsdon June 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Great material! Please don’t remove any of it. I have learned so much.

    Thank you. Would like to get the cardiac workbooks. Where can I purchase them.

    Dianne

  13. 13 Medic Student October 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Very Good Rob this helped us through ECGs last year………..
    Woud you have anything that could help for PCT 3 most of us are flunking?

  14. 14 Cardiac Technologist Student December 20, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Great presentation, thank you for simplifying ecg interpretation.

    Cardiac Technologist Student

  15. 15 Dr Hora Ejtehadi March 10, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I teach anatomy and physiology to paramedic students and I found your resources valuable to the students.
    Many thanks for allowing a free access to these materials.

  16. 16 Elizaveta May 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you so much! i have found your resources presented as the effective system for learning and review. It is very valuable for the independent study.

  17. 17 Cindy August 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I have been out of critical care for about 8 months on a leave so I was just happened to be looking to brush up on my strips, and I would recommend this to every nurse, new or old. The teaching is excellent. Thanks for my review. :)

  18. 18 iann August 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

    A man so generous in making his education to help others free of charge is the greatest gift to fellow beings, with many far reaches beyond immediate presentations. Thank you for you study materials and presenting it in such a way that is comprehensible with out the daunting factor.

  19. 19 lew timbrook October 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Rob: I just past skills for my paramedic, I’ve been going over your Free informatiom, which is the greatest study aid I used, I credit your presentations on rhythm strips an all the other helpful info in my success! Thank you so much, outstanding educational form.

    Lew!

  20. 21 PC October 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Great pt. care starts with the knowledge from those willing to share. Thank you for sharing all of your work.

  21. 22 Tseng November 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you for Sharing your lectures and videos on Line, It is very generous of you to share such informative teachings in your website.
    I have learned so much here than my nursing class in the school !!!

    Thank you Rob!!!


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