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EMS: Cardiovascular

Mon, 2 Jun 2014|

Action Training Systems offers a clip from their training videos on cardiac-related events, including heart attacks and heart failure.



[MUSIC] Welcome. And, thanks for viewing this program excerpt, from Action Training Systems. All the training objectives included in this program are listed on the screen. The following video is a short sample from the program. A complete listing of our training products is available on our website. In a heart attack or myocardial infarction, a portion of the heart muscle dies from a lack of oxygen. This can lead to cardiac arrest, in which the heart stops. Brain damage begins four to six minutes after the patient has suffered cardiac arrest. After eight to ten minutes, the damage to the heart becomes irreversible. The signs and symptoms of a heart attack include pressure, tightness or heaviness in the chest, pain that radiates away from the heart and a burning sensation that may be mistaken for indigestion. Pain in my, oh my back. You got pain in your chest? Yeah. Pain is typically reported as residing behind the sternum. However pain may radiate to the patients arms or shoulders, especially on the left side. The patient may report that the pain extends to the left hand, neck, jaw, teeth, back and upper abdomen. Thank you for viewing this program excerpt. For more information about the full line of over 200 course offerings, and other training materials available from Action Training Systems, please visit our website at www.action-training.com. Or, contact us at 1-800-755-1440, extension 3.

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