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Nor-Cal EMS Medical Advisory Committee Run Review March 2016

A Nor-Cal EMS Webcast Continuing Education Series
One Continuing Education Unit available to California EMS personnel for watching this video

"Nor-Cal EMS Medical Advisory Committee Run Review March 2016"

This webcast is presented by Dr. Eric Rudnick, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Medical Director for Nor-Cal EMS and recorded live in front of an audience during the patient care record run review at the monthly Medical Advisory Committee meeting. The purpose of this webcast is to perform patient care record run reviews for continuous quality improvement to aid and train emergency medical personnel.

Three case studies are presented in this run review:

  • Dispatched for a 64 year old male with chest pain. Responded code 3 for chest pain. Arrived to find patient sitting on his couch attend by spouse. Patient is pale, warm, clammy and experiencing nausea.
  • Dispatched for a 54 year old female with syncope. Responded code 3 to address for a report of a fall with head injury. General impression of patient upon visualization was 54 year old lying supine with small amounts of blood on the floor behind her head with abrasions to the right side of face, and incontinent on the floor, talking on her cell phone. Bystanders at scene said they witnessed her walking and collapse on the floor, hitting her head with a loss of consciousness from a period of time from thirty seconds to one minute, with the onset time being twenty minutes prior to EMS arrival.
  • Dispatched for unknown medical. Found a 70 year old male with Altered Level of Consciousness. Chief complaint: Altered Level of Consciousness. At 0829 made contact with a 70 year old male. Arrived to find a 70 Y/O male patient sitting on couch. Significant aphasia, garbled speech only. No obvious sign of trauma.

Click HERE to download a printout of the PowerPoint presentation for reference.

This webcast is especially provided as a courtesy to help Paramedic professionals obtain their necessary run review continuing education credits in the State of California. It is available for 1 Continuing Education Unit in the State of California for Emergency Medical Services personnel such as First Responders (FRs), Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Paramedics, and Mobile Intensive Care Nurses (MICNs) at:


A certificate will be printed upon successful completion of the above course.

Background: Dr. Rudnick is a native New Yorker and moved to Northern California in 1993 after completing his medical training. He enjoys hiking, nature photography, and spending time with his family. He attended the Medical College of Wisconsin, and graduated from the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Michigan State University with an award for Outstanding Clinical Excellence. His clinical practice has ranged from Level II Trauma Centers to small rural Emergency Departments. He is currently the Medical Director for Northern California EMS and Santa Clara County EMS agencies. He is actively involved with the Emergency Medical Directors Association of California and holds a position on the California State Commission on EMS. His areas of interest clinically are pediatric emergency medicine and emergency medical services. He graduated from the highly regarded California Healthcare Foundation fellowship program in Healthcare Leadership. He is married to Deborah Sutcliffe, M.D. a Family Medicine physician and has two teenage daughters.

Need Continuing Education Units?

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More Webcasts Available for CEs

Other webcasts are available for continuing education units for California First Responders, Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Paramedics, and Mobile Intensive Care Nurses (MICNs) at:

https://www.norcalems.org/webcasts (general listing)


https://www.norcalems.org/webinars_and_exams (searchable list, sign-in required)

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