Understanding the Heart Attack (MI)

Create a book that shows how a Myocardial Infarction (MI) happens. Include all possible signs and symptoms, an explanation of why the signs and symptoms are present (What causes them), and the appropriate treatment/therapy performed by an EMT.  Include why it is necessary to treat an MI immediately. Include an illustration showing blockage and damage. To receive full points include an illustration of an EKG and what to look for in the EKG to determine the presence of an MI.

 

Required Academic Terms that should be found in your booklet: 

Myocardial Infarction (MI)

Coronary Arteries

Myocardium

Ischemia

Angina

Heart Failure/Cardiogenic Shock

Coronary Artery Disease (atherosclerosis)

Plaque

Necrosis

Coronary Circulation

Occlusion or Occluded

ST Segment Elevation

Arrhythmia

Useful Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kLlhlsesRQ

Understanding Tension Pneumothorax

Understanding Tension Pneumothorax

 Create a book that shows the mechanism (Step by Step with pictures) and effects of a tension pneumothorax.

Be sure to use the “Academic Terms” in your book. Be sure to include the signs and symptoms typically present in a pneumothorax. Be sure to include the why and how of those signs and symptoms.

Please use color. Blood always looks better red.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYMcyyNMYrQ

Academic Terms to be used: 

Pneumothorax

Open/Tension (external) pneumothorax

Tension pneumothorax

Sucking Chest Wound

Visceral and Parietal pleurae

Pleural pressure

*Causes

*Signs and Symptoms and why/how on all of them.

Diaphragm

Jugular Vein Distention

Ankle Edema

Tracheal Shift

Percussion

Auscultation