RescueDigest Resources: Identifying and Treating ACS & STEMI

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.

Identifying and Treating ACS and STEMI: ALS and BLS

Every responder knows that when it comes to cardiac care, time is muscle, but do you know how to rapidly identify acute coronary syndromes and STEMI?

You say you’re not in EMS?

What about for the responders that you work with? Would you know what to do if another officer became suddenly short of breath or if another firefighter said that he was dizzy, nauseas and sweating? These RescueDigest Resources will help you identify, assess and treat acute coronary syndromes and STEMI as part of a full system of care, whether you’re helping a patient, a fellow responder or a member of your own family.


Minutes count when identifying, assessing and treating acute coronary syndromes!

How you can use these resources: RescueDigest curates great research and resources during the development of our articles and educational programs. Since our mission is to “Help You Help Others” we present the best of these resources for you to explore, share and use in your own agency.

Acute Coronary Syndromes: What is it?

STEMI: Systems of Care

Acute Coronary Syndromes: Assessment and Treatment

RescueDigest’s Own Programs:

STEMI and Acute Coronary Syndromes: What you’ve been missing!



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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via