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"My Achy, Breaky Heart"


Angina accounts for a significant portion of EMS calls with potential diagnoses ranging from the most non-emergent to the most life threatening. Proper assessment, history taking, and treatment is  essential in order to facilitate early recognition of life-threatening illnesses and provide effective treatment early in the process.


At the conclusion of this class,   each student should be able to meet the following objectives:

  1. List, define, and understand the prioritization of common causes of chest pain, specifically myocardial infarction, GERD, costochondritis, pleurisy, anxiety, and aneurism.
  2. Describe the performance of a chest pain assessment appropriately tailored to the patient’s complaint and symptomology.
  3. Describe appropriate dynamic history-taking based upon exam findings, complaint, and symptoms.
  4. Deduce likely potential causes of chest pain based upon findings gleaned from history and physical exam.
  5. List and/or describe the following regarding administration of Aspirin: indications, contraindications, dosage, route, and reasonable precautions
  6. List and/or describe the following regarding assisting patient in the administration of their own Nitroglycerin (BLS) and EMS provided (ALS): indications, contraindications, dosage, route, and reasonable precautions.
  7. Describe the process of acquiring a 12 lead ECG and transmitting it to the hospital for physician interpretation.


NREMT Course ID: TO00625229

  • EMR: 1 Cardiovascular
  • EMT: 1 Cardiovascular
  • AEMT: 1 Cardiovascular
  • NRP: 1 Cardiovascular

State of Michigan Approval: 22-ICE-04750

1 Medical Credit, All Levels

Class Information

Live Virtual Class

September 26, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

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