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I’m Not Convinced


One of the perks of my new job is that I get to look at the portfolios that the students have to keep while they are in their clinical and field rotations. In addition to correcting any paperwork problems that they have, I get to review all of their documentation. They have to have X amount of 12 Lead interpretations and so I get to look at a lot of 12 Leads. Sometimes, we’ll discuss them, especially if I think that the interpretation is wrong. I don’t do that to prove how smart I am, I do it so that the student will neither become dependent on the all to often incorrect computer interpretation, or blindly accept what a nurse or doctor tells them.

A couple of weeks ago, I was prepping a student to move on to his field rotations and the following ECG was in his portfolio. We were a little bit rushed, so I didn’t get a chance to take a good long look at it. When I did look at it, I wasn’t convinced that the interpretation was correct. I’m still not convinced, so I thought I’d toss it out to my 12 Lead guru readers and get your thoughts.  I have my opinion, but don’t want to share that until I read a few comments.

The downside of getting these strips is that they are generally not in color, so they are a bit hard on my eyes and I’ll presume yours.


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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.



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