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november 2011
Classroom Product Lab EMS News Events {issue 1111}
Monthly Focus
Cardiac ->
Myocardial Infarction (MI)
Chest Pain? MONA No Longer Answers the Door
By Mike McEvoy

”Morphine, oxygen, nitrates, and aspirin – collectively known as MONA -- are no longer the preferred door prizes for chest pain patients entering the emergency cardiac care system. The Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Guidelines 2010 put the kibosh on the morphine and oxygen piece of MONA after research demonstrated increased mortality from the morphine and no evidence supporting use of oxygen while other data suggested harm, especially with high flow oxygen.”

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 A fast-acting, convenient aspirin powder for MI

Dave Bentley was skiing when he had a heart attack. Luckily, Vail Ski Patrol had Aspirin to Go. This powdered, sterile, single-dose of aspirin was very easy for the ski patrol to administer, and for Dave to take. As Dave says, it went a long way in helping save his life from the "Widow Maker" he had on the mountain.

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Visit the BTU Classroom to sign up for the 12 Lead EKG Interpretation CEU

Bound Tree University is dedicated to the education and interests of First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics. All online courses are free and fully accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

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Oridion Disposable CO2 Sampling Lines Overview

Capnography is an early indicator of adverse airway and respiratory issues. It can be used to monitor the severity of a patient’s condition and the effectiveness of treatment. With Oridion Disposable CO2 sampling lines, EMS providers can immediately detect airway obstruction and other ventilation problems. The lines provide continuous feedback on the breathing and ventilatory status of patients in emergency care.
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NitroMist is a nitrate vasodilator indicated for acute relief of an attack or acute prophlyaxis of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease.

UrgentRx Aspirin to Go

Aspirin to Go is a unique, fast-acting, flavored, powdered aspirin that contains the doctor recommended 325 mg dose of aspirin for use during a heart attack.

Ambu Blue Sensor

Ambu Blue Sensor is a high quality wet gel electrode ideal for 12-lead monitoring.

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