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(31:01) This week Ron learned about dysrhythmia – and wonders whether the interpreting of rhythms is an art or a science. Ron and Kelly discuss different methods of reading strips, whether or not Ron should have multiple sources for learning to read them, and the difference between ECG and EKG.
Basic Arrhythmias by Gail Walraven
Rapid Interpretation of EKG’s by Dale Dubin
Taigman’s Advanced Cardiology (In Plain English) by Syd Canan, Charly D. Miller, Mike Taigman
Pocket Reference to The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes by Tim Phalen, Barbara J Aehlert
12-Lead ECG for Acute and Critical Care Providers by Bob Page
Tom Bouthillet’s EMS 12-lead blog
Assessing Mental Status article
Can they really refuse your care? by Kelly
An anonymous caller asks about how to navigate being the new guy, when there are HIPAA violations and other questionable practices in the service where they are employed.
Harry Ford sends in an interesting cheat/trick when checking uniformity in a rhythm strip. Kelly comments on the idea.
Can a basic take PHTLS?