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  • ECG Tutorial 1: Anatomy & Electrical System - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    what exactly you are looking at on a rhythm strip and how that corrosponds to different actions within the heart It is hoped that in the future we will also incorporate a 12 lead ECG section into this blog series But thats a bit down the road yet OK enough talk let s kick off Gross Anatomy The heart sits in the middle of the chest at a slight angle pointing downwards to the left and slightly anterior Here s a cross sectional view of the heart The Pumping Heart The heart consists of four main chambers two atria situated towards the top and two ventricles situated underneath the atria The atria empty their chambers into their corresponding ventricles The left ventricle pumps blood to the body peripheral circulatory system and the right ventricle pumps blood to the lungs pulmonary system Veins bring blood to the heart while arteries take blood away from the heart Essentially what we have in the heart are four pumps working in sequence The two smaller pumps atria whose sole purpose is to push a small amount of blood into the two larger ventricles The ventricles differ in size and in the amount of pressure that they can generate Because of the valves in the venous system and within the heart blood can only flow forward Electrical Conduction The electrical conduction system of the heart is made up of specialised cells Some of these are for pacemaking functions and some for the transmission of the impulses that travel through them The main function of the system is to create an electrical impulse and transmit it in an organised manner to the rest of the heart muscle myocardium This is an electrochemical process that creates electrical energy that is picked up by the electrodes when we carry out an ECG The pacemaker dictates the rate at which the heart will cycle through its pumping action to circulate the blood The pacemaker creates an organised beating of all the cardiac cells in a specialised sequence to produce an effective pumping action The main pacemaker in the body is the SA Node Sinoatrial node found in the muscle of the right atrium It responds to the needs of the body controlling the beat depending on information it receives from the nervous circulatory and endocrine system It fires at a rate of 60 100 beats per minute BPM with an average of approx 70 BPM One thing we know about the body is that everything has a backup Every cell in the conduction system is capable of setting the pace However the default rate of each type of cell is slower than the cells before it The faster pacer cells set the pace because it causes all the ones that come after it to reset after each beat Because of this the slower pacers will never fire If however the faster pacer doesn t fire the next fastest will be there as a backup to ensure function is as

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  • ECG Quiz 7 - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Training Packages Healthcare Package Hot Contact Us close Call Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print ECG Quiz 7 Wednesday 19 September 2012 Medicore ie Resuscitation 39815 Hits Comments 50 Year Old Female Chest Discomfort You are called to a examine woman who has been complaining of chest discomfort He husband informs you that she has been having this chest pain for over an hour You start to examine the woman and notice that she is diaphoretic Onset 1 Hour ago Provocation Palliation nothing makes it better or worse Quality pressure Radiation none Severity it isn t that bad Timing constant You connect the woman to the monitor and record some vitals Pulse 71 BP 126 78 Resps 14 unlabored SpO2 96 r a As the rhythm strips prints you get a quick medical history PMHx hypertension Intermittent Cardiac Arrhythmias palpitations Meds Beta Blockers Allergies None Last Meal Breakfast Events sudden onset of chest discomfort before work Does the ECG show any abnormalities How would you treat the patient Share this article Rate this blog entry 5 Tags ECG Rhythm Strip Heart Attack Symptoms in Women ECG Tutorial 1 Anatomy Electrical System About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13 May 2014 Surviving

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  • Precordial Thump - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Control Dementia Awareness Elderly Abuse Prevention Safe Administration of Medication Training Packages Healthcare Package Hot Contact Us close Call Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print Precordial Thump Tuesday 22 May 2012 Medicore ie First Aid and Medical 9143 Hits Comments According to the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines T he precordial thump should not be used for unwitnessed out of hospital cardiac arrest Class III LOE C The precordial thump may be considered for patients with witnessed monitored unstable ventricular tachycardia including pulseless VT if a defibrillator is not immediately ready for use Class IIb LOE C but it should not delay CPR and shock delivery There is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against the use of the precordial thump for witnessed onset of asystole Given that the American Heart Association give no direction is this something you would consider before the arrival of an AED Share this article Rate this blog entry 0 Tags CPG CPR ECG Quiz 6 Pre Hospital Assessment of Stroke About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13 May 2014 Surviving Two Hours of Ventricular Fibrillation 25 January 2014 Reunite Lucy the Lion Related Posts Sling a thing of the past or useful bit of kit

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  • ECG Quiz 6 - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Dementia Awareness Elderly Abuse Prevention Safe Administration of Medication Training Packages Healthcare Package Hot Contact Us close Call Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print ECG Quiz 6 Tuesday 22 May 2012 Medicore ie Resuscitation 21014 Hits Comments Ok guys we have added a real world ECG What do you think is happening here What if anything would the patient be presenting with Share this article Rate this blog entry 0 Tags ECG Rhythm Strip White coat or yellow jacket syndrome Precordial Thump About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13 May 2014 Surviving Two Hours of Ventricular Fibrillation 25 January 2014 Reunite

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  • ECG Quiz 5 - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Dementia Awareness Elderly Abuse Prevention Safe Administration of Medication Training Packages Healthcare Package Hot Contact Us close Call Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print ECG Quiz 5 Thursday 03 May 2012 Medicore ie Resuscitation 8728 Hits Comments Ok so you are handed this rhythm strip and asked to give your opinion on it What do you think is happening here and why Share this article Rate this blog entry 0 Tags Rhythm Strip ECG ECG Quiz 4 White coat or yellow jacket syndrome About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13 May 2014 Surviving Two Hours of Ventricular Fibrillation 25 January 2014

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  • ECG Quiz 4 - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print ECG Quiz 4 Monday 23 April 2012 Medicore ie Resuscitation 36872 Hits Comments ECG Quiz of the day So we have decided to include some scenarios with your ECG rhythm strip Here s the situation You are called to a casualty who generally feels unwell The casualty is conscious You have difficulty finding a radial pulse so you attach the monitor and record an ECG This is what you see What rhythm are you presented with What is the rate What are the possible underlying factors that could produce this rhythm Share this article Rate this blog entry 0 Tags Rhythm Strip ECG Sling a thing of the past or useful bit of kit ECG Quiz 5 About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No

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  • Sling a thing of the past or useful bit of kit? - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print Sling a thing of the past or useful bit of kit Thursday 19 April 2012 Medicore ie First Aid and Medical 6376 Hits Comments We would like your opinion on this question As I am sure you are aware anybody who has ever completed a first aid course will have been taught how to apply a sling using a triangular bandage My question is this Are slings still as relevant useful today as they once were Points to consider 1 The casualty will usually place an injured arm in the most comfortable position for themselves 2 Putting the arm in a sling will require additional movement from the position the arm is now in Usually movement pain 3 Not considering remote rescue situations does the sling offer any advantages over manual support given that generally a hospital is relatively close by 4 Would you have the confidence to apply a sling with only a basic first aid course done Let us know your own thought s below Share this article Rate this blog entry 0 Tags First Aider OFA CPG New ECG Blog and Quizz ECG Quiz 4 About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13

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  • Patient Moving and Handling course registration
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