first call of the day is...

rach22

Forum Probie
13
1
3
I Wish I could pass my test so I could join in on this.......:(
 

NPO

Forum Deputy Chief
1,831
897
113
Local urgent care, theyre throwing around words like "severe bradycardia", "almost had to intubate", "pacemaker".

Arrive to find a 61 year old male sitting upright and alert c/o "a little dizziness".

HR 54, BP 170/90, beta blockers on the med list.
I had a clinic "diagnosed" Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. It just so happens that's one of my personal favorite conditions. The problem is, they theorized that is developed over 20 minutes after the patient received some bad news.
 

VentMonkey

Family Guy
5,730
5,044
113
I had a clinic "diagnosed" Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. It just so happens that's one of my personal favorite conditions. The problem is, they theorized that is developed over 20 minutes after the patient received some bad news.
5E86BCCF-179C-4CDD-BD73-BDF9BE89A251.jpeg
 

GMCmedic

Forum Deputy Chief
1,640
1,056
113
Same shift, new day.

Chest pain for two days. Second degree type 2 at a rate of 40 with an underlying Inferior/posterior STEMI a bp of 70 systolic. Critical monitor failure during pacing attempt.

Rhythm converted to 3rd degree post pacing attempt. She went to cath lab but not looking good.
 

Qulevrius

Nationally Certified Wannabe
997
545
93
Call dispatched as ‘chest pain’, AOS to find a 48 y.o. homeless foreign national male sitting on a curb, w/ fire correcting the chief to ‘anxiety’, stating that the pt denied hx/meds/allergies. Pt insists on SOB, fire sends him BLS w/ no strip/scene vitals. Per pt, feels ‘pressure on chest, radiating to back’ + SOB and it’s a recurring episode. Pt presents tachypneac @ 30 with chest discomfort, carries with him a prescription from an MD in Mexico for ASA, Digoxin and some other chicken scratch.

8 min later in the ER:

Charge nurse: ‘A c/c of anxiety ? So now they diagnose too, huh ? I want the fire sequence & engine number, and get 12 leads on him stat !’

The waveform was nearly flat with maybe 3mm R’s, 140/101, 112, 31.
 

DesertMedic66

Forum Troll
11,276
3,458
113
Fever of 103.7 at a SNF 1 mile away from the ED. No good IV sites and she has a A-V fistula and a medi-port. Easy transport for me.
 

GMCmedic

Forum Deputy Chief
1,640
1,056
113
Same shift, new day.

Chest pain for two days. Second degree type 2 at a rate of 40 with an underlying Inferior/posterior STEMI a bp of 70 systolic. Critical monitor failure during pacing attempt.

Rhythm converted to 3rd degree post pacing attempt. She went to cath lab but not looking good.
Patients lactate was 8 and serum glucose >700.

That might be the sickest patient ive ever encountered that still had a pulse.
 

NPO

Forum Deputy Chief
1,831
897
113
Cardiac arrest 50 feet from a working barn fire. Volly FD showed up to put wet stuff on the hot stuff and found the patient unresponsive near the barn. Reportedly he was last seen just prior to FD arrival when his neighbor told him his barn was on fire.
 

shelvpower

Forum Crew Member
78
10
8
Diabetic emergency at a wedding. Usually an ILS/BLS ambulance would be dispatched for this but seeing that there were no busses available dispatch requested that we (ALS/Response Vehicle) go and stabilise the patient so long.

O/A: 64yo male sitting in a chair, alert and oriented. Pt states that he thinks his "sugar" is low because he feels a bit "slow".

While my crew mate checked his BGL I attached our monitoring devices.

Initial vital signs:
BGL: 7,8 mmol/L
SpO2: 86% on RA
RR: 20 bpm
HR: 32bpm
BP: Unrecordable with NIBP, manual BP reveals SBP of 40 mm/Hg

A quick 12 lead revealed a massive Inferior wall MI with RV involvement. With the closest hospital being 5 minutes away we made the decision to load this patient ASAP and proceed to the hospital (luckily an ambulance arrived while we were assessing the pt) .

After we loaded the pt onto our gurney he stated that that he is really starting to feel unwell, our Lifepak also revealed that his HR increased to 200 beats per minute (average over approximately 30 seconds). Not long after this the patient had classic peri-arrest "seizures" and subsequently went into VFib.
After approximately 5 minutes ROSC was obtained but as we stopped at the hospital he went into cardiac arrest again.

Doctor initiated thrombolytic therapy upon our arrival at the ER but unfortunately the patient was declared deceased after 30 minutes of CPR (ROSC was obtained again during this time but the pt quickly deteriorated again)
 

NPO

Forum Deputy Chief
1,831
897
113
Diabetic emergency at a wedding. Usually an ILS/BLS ambulance would be dispatched for this but seeing that there were no busses available dispatch requested that we (ALS/Response Vehicle) go and stabilise the patient so long.

O/A: 64yo male sitting in a chair, alert and oriented. Pt states that he thinks his "sugar" is low because he feels a bit "slow".

While my crew mate checked his BGL I attached our monitoring devices.

Initial vital signs:
BGL: 7,8 mmol/L
SpO2: 86% on RA
RR: 20 bpm
HR: 32bpm
BP: Unrecordable with NIBP, manual BP reveals SBP of 40 mm/Hg

A quick 12 lead revealed a massive Inferior wall MI with RV involvement. With the closest hospital being 5 minutes away we made the decision to load this patient ASAP and proceed to the hospital (luckily an ambulance arrived while we were assessing the pt) .

After we loaded the pt onto our gurney he stated that that he is really starting to feel unwell, our Lifepak also revealed that his HR increased to 200 beats per minute (average over approximately 30 seconds). Not long after this the patient had classic peri-arrest "seizures" and subsequently went into VFib.
After approximately 5 minutes ROSC was obtained but as we stopped at the hospital he went into cardiac arrest again.

Doctor initiated thrombolytic therapy upon our arrival at the ER but unfortunately the patient was declared deceased after 30 minutes of CPR (ROSC was obtained again during this time but the pt quickly deteriorated again)
What kind of thrombolysis was provided in the ED? And was this administered intra-arrest?
 

harold1981

Forum Lieutenant
111
28
28
Not my ´first´ call of the day, but two cases worth the share:

1. Guy with an umbrella stuck in his nose.
2. 110kg male covered head to toe with tattoos, stuck in the bathtub and unable to get out by himself.
 

NPO

Forum Deputy Chief
1,831
897
113
1. Nosebleed.

My EMT ran the call. I drove. Otherwise an uneventful night.
 

CALEMT

The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?
4,524
3,349
113
Abdominal pain with difficulty breathing. Asked for methadone once in the back of the ambulance...
 

agregularguy

Forum Lieutenant
134
56
28
Car v house. Few skin tears, no complaints of pain or any other traumatic injuries. Refused to go with us to hospital
 

luke_31

Forum Asst. Chief
999
352
63
Called out for an allergic reaction. Get on scene find a patient with a peanut allergy and no signs of a reaction to the trail mix they ate at all. Transported to one of the local hospitals and got breakfast while we were there.
 
Top