Getting in touch with your EMS Community, women ignoring heart disease symptoms, gaining weight on night shift and we’ll have a special segment on the advantages of mechanical CPR devices in cardiac arrest care. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

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MedicCast Episode 413

Good 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. In this week’s EMS news items we’ll look at how those of us working night shifts might have to work harder on our health to keep fit.

Then in this week’s special tip segment recorded at EMS World Expo in Nashville, I bring you a discussion I had with Dr. Joe Holley from the City of Memphis fire department on their recent purchase and use of the LUCAS 2 mechanical CPR devices. How do these devices fare when used to assist with the care of cardiac arrest patients. We’ll find out later in the show after the news.

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I got an email from EMT audience member Josh who wanted to thank me for the show each week and to ask for a shout out to his service and their paramedic partners. So to the gang at Ambitrans Naples, I offer you kudos on the hard work you do and hope you enjoy the upcoming holiday season safely. Take care and keep checking out the MedicCast! That’s it for this part of the show, let’s get ready for the news coming right up!

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EMS News

Oregon EMS Service Reaches Out to Community

Women Ignore Heart Disease Symptoms

Night Shift Workers Have Slower Metabolisms



Tip of the Week:  Mechanical CPR Devices Assist Cardiac Arrest Care

LUCAS_448x340At EMS World Expo in the Physio-Control podcast studio, I was joined by Dr. Joe Holley and Disaster Podcast host Sam Bradley to talk about why the city of Memphis, Tennessee Fire Department placed LUCAS mechanical CPR devices on their units. We discuss how these devices assist with high quality cardiac arrest care and also some of the evidence beginning to be collected by that department on how ROSC and survival to discharge rates are affected.


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