Prehospital 12-lead EKG’s facilitate STEMI care

From Medical News Today:

Two studies featured in the current issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology have shown that a new training program for reading electrocardiograms and designed for emergency medical service technicians (EMS) to evaluate patients with chest pain and accelerate treatment for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a serious form of heart attack, has provided excellent results and should become standard of care.

AMA adopts diagnostic ultrasound utilization and education resolution

From Science Codex:

The resolution states that the AMA affirms that “ultrasound imaging is a safe, effective, and efficient tool when utilized by, or under the direction of, appropriately trained physicians.” It was also resolved that the “AMA support the educational efforts and widespread integration of ultrasound throughout the continuum of medical education.”