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Women and heart attack symptoms, recounting a day in the paramedic’s life, charged for attacking EMS, and we’ll take a look at the recent outbreak of meningitis at a U.S. university with a review of bacterial meningitis. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 364

Girl_headphones_shadesGood day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. I’ve got a great show coming up for you this week including a look at a recent study on diagnosing women with myocardial infarction using the typical symptoms reported by women. Then after this week’s news items, we’ll look at the recent bacterial meningitis outbreak at Princeton University and how EMS providers can review their diagnostic and treatment options for this rare disease. That’s coming up later in this week’s tip of the week.

Before we get to that though, please make sure you check out the links and additional information available for you over at the MedicCast blog at MedicCast.com/blog. There’s a show notes link at the top of the page. Click that link and it will take you right to the most recent episode and you can scroll down there to find any previous episode. There’s also a search box there for you on the right if you are looking for something in particular. Take some time and make sure you follow up on the information you get on the show and understand how it applies to your EMS practice and protocols.

Contact the MedicCast

If you want to get back in touch with me, make sure you do so. You can email me at podmedic@mac.com. Shoot me an email with your comments and questions on the shows, or you can send me suggestions and interview ideas for future episodes. Either way, I work to respond back to every email that comes in and I’ll get back to you as well so keep those emails coming in. Also, if you’re an android user or iPhone or iPad owner, check out the brand new free MedicCast App. Get the free MedicCast app from the Google play store. Get the free MedicCast EMS app for iOS.

News:

Woman-specific Heart Attack Symptoms and Early MI Diagnosis

A Lot Happens in The Daily Paramedic Life

Student Charged in Paramedic Attack

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Tip of the Week: Meningitis Recognition and Treatment For EMS

For this week’s tip of the week, I thought I would look at something I’ve seen frequently in the news recently. Princeton University is dealing with a persistent outbreak of an unusual strain of bacterial meningitis that is causing the CDC to allow an experimental vaccine to be used on campus. This is a perfect opportunity for us to refresh what we know about meningitis. How do we manage theses patients and what is the danger to us and our families if we transport these patients? We’ll review all of that in this week’s tip segment on bacterial meningitis for EMTs and paramedics.

Tip of the Week Links

CDC on Meningitis

EMS World On Meningitis

NIH Medline Plus on Meningitis

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Contact the MedicCast

Take a look at these articles. You can find these links at the MedicCast site (MedicCast.com/blog) in the shownotes for this episode. Get back to me. Let me know what you think about these news items by email at Podmedic@Mac.com or sending a message via Facebook(Facebook.com/podmedic) or Twitter (twitter.com/podmedic).

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Until next time, Scene safety, BSI!

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