These are our top 5 most-viewed video cases by emergency medical services (EMS) programs. These 5 cases span a broad variety of topics, including narcotic overdose, hypoglycemia, uterine bleeding, hypovolemic dehydration, and seizure.
Top 5 EMS Video Cases:
1. 840 | Acute onset, respiratory arrest and pinpoint pupils
This case provides EMS students with an example of what a narcotic overdose looks like in the field. It includes an adult male found unconscious at the scene with agonal respirations and no needle marks.
2. 868 | Acute onset, altered mental status
Complications of unmanaged diabetes are highlighted in this case. It includes key teaching points and notes, as well as an additional patient interaction video.
3. 874 | Vaginal bleeding and lightheadedness
This patient presents with vaginal bleeding and light-headedness, with a history of fibroid uterus and adenomyosis. Supporting materials include lab results, ultrasound report, and gynecology report.
4. 689 | Non-responsive after three days of fever, diarrhea, and respiratory distress
This international pediatric case shows a child with fever, diarrhea, respiratory distress and staring spells. Supplemental materials include a video showing delayed capillary refill.
5. 817 | Acute onset, seizure-like activity and altered mental status
The scene shows the challenges of working on the front lines as a paramedic. The 19-month old patient had seizure activity, was drooling with some emesis near mouth initially when found on his side. This case includes detailed treatment information and several key teaching points.
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