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.
Airway Assessment and Management
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In the meantime….
You can view the videos based on my book: The following are 3-5 minute presentations based on my book “Cardiac Dysrhythmia Interpretation” (self-published). Educators can purchase my book at Amazon (paper or eBook version).
Cardiac anatomy part 1
Cardiac anatomy part 2
Cardiac anatomy part 3
Electrophysiology – cellular level
Autonomic nervous system influence on the heart
Action potential of a pacemaker cell
Heart rate caculation
Heart rate calculation exercises
ECG Rhythm Descriptions
Normal Sinus Rhythm (NSR)
Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)
SVT/PSVT Due to AV Nodal Re-Entry
SVT/PSVT Due to Pre-Excitation Syndromes
Premature Atria Complex (PAC) and PJC and SVPB
Sinus Arrest / Sinus Pause
Sinus Exit Block
1st Degree AV Block
2nd Degree AV Block Type 1 (Wenckebach)
2nd Degree AV Block Type 2
3rd Degree AV Block
Premature Ventricular Complex (PVC)
PVCs in Various Patterns
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.
The end :)
12-15 Lead ECG Interpretation
Sample of an old inferior MI
Management principles of AMI
STEMI bypass criteria
Right bundle branch block (RBBB)
Left bundle branch block (LBBB)
VT vs. SVT with aberrancy
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.
Acid Base Balance and Blood Gas Interpretation
ALS Drug Guide (PDF)
Medical Math Basics
Medical Math: Dosage Calculation
Paediatric Cardiovascular Emergencies
Toxicology: Introduction & Common Toxidromes
Advanced Life Support Drug Guide for Paramedics
At the Interact 2010 Paramedic conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Oct 22-24, 2010) I gave the following Presentations:
Ventilation versus Oxygenation (pdf)