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Advancing the skill of ECG Interpretation by providing current ECG research, making it a little less scary and little more fun.

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Mar 3, 2021

In this episode, Dave is joined by Brad Reid to discuss Medical Math and how you can be sure that you are making accurate calculations at 3 o'clock in the morning when you are hungry and tired!

Brad is an Advanced Care Paramedic in Nova Scotia and currently is the Program Manager for Medavie HealthEd that delivers Primary and Advanced Care Paramedic programs. Brad has worked as a Paramedic in Nova Scotia for 25 years. He also continues to work clinically as a Department Paramedic for the Nova Scotia Health Authority.


Also In This Episode:

  • Patient example: 63 Y/O F
  • Starting with the basics
  • Patient example: Dopamine infusion
  • Medical Math
    • What do we need?
    • What information do we have?
    • How much do we need?
    • What is the drip rate?
  • Is there another equation? Yes!
  • The Clock Method
  • The Digital Method


More about Brad:

Brad has been involved in education for over 20 years. Initially delivering programs for St. John Ambulance, Brad helped develop the Maritime School of Paramedicine delivering the first Primary Care Program in 2001. Brad obtained his diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University.

Brad has represented Nova Scotia as the Provincial Director, and Vice President for the Society of Prehospital Educators (SPEC) and held the position of Medical Advisor, ACP for the Professional Standards and Accreditation Committee for St. John Ambulance National.


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