Found this 12-lead in the EMS room the other day while I was scrounging for a banana. Sorry it isn’t the best quality, and that is mainly because I stuck it in my car where I promptly forgot about it for a week. Hence the crumples.
But I tried to make it look nice.
I found the paramedic that left it in the break room just to ask her about the patient. (I also wanted to ask her how she blows her nose with a piercing in her septum, but that will be another time.) The 12-lead was only done because of our policy (a 12-lead on anyone >50 with nausea). She said she laughed at the interpretation.
“Why were you laughing?”
“Because I had the Medtronic card in my hand. He had a ventricular pacemaker put in like six months ago.”
“So the computer was just kind of winging it?”
This is why I don’t pay attention to the interpretive statement until I interpret the EKG myself.