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Intraosseous Needle Insertion Pt 1 | PALS Class St. Louis

By at December 31, 2012 | 7:43 am | 1 Comments

How to Insert an IntraOsseous Needle (Part I) Watch this video of Intraosseous Needle Insertion in a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class, St. Louis. Go to Part II Part II of this video show the actual needle insertion technique and the purpose of intaosseous access.   See part 1 on Youtube more...

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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 5 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 25, 2012 | 7:05 am | 2 Comments

The potential risks of having an EP study done include minor bleeding, temporary arrhythmias caused by the catheter itself, and temporary changes in blood pressure.  More serious complications include perforation of the heart wall causing a life threatening condition known as cardiac tamponade, or fluid around the heart.  Extensive bleeding can cause cardiac arrest and more...

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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 4 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 24, 2012 | 8:03 am | 0 Comment

Certain factors may increase the risk of developing an arrhythmia, including Coronary Artery Disease, previous heart surgeries, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, obesity, etc.  Narrowed arteries, heart attack, abnormal valves, and other physical heart damage are risk factors for almost every kind of cardiac arrhythmia. High blood pressure increases the risk of more...

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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 3 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 23, 2012 | 9:41 am | 0 Comment

Ventricular fibrillation is perhaps the most deadly arrhythmia of all.  In V-fib, as it is commonly called, chaotic impulses cause the ventricles of the heart to quiver instead of actively pumping blood.  In a study published by the American Heart Association and titled “Evidence for multiple mechanisms in Human Ventricular Fibrillation”, researchers concluded that more...

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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 2 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 22, 2012 | 8:16 am | 0 Comment

Atrial fibrillation is a fast and chaotic beating of the atria.  It mainly affects older people so the risk of developing atrial fibrillation dramatically increases past the age of sixty.  Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib as it is commonly referred to, is mostly caused by wear and tear on the heart, especially for those people with chronic high blood pressure or other more...

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