Barry Hickerson, EMT-P

Barry Hickerson, EMT-P

Barry Hickerson is a respected veteran with more than 30 years of experience within the Fire and EMS markets. Currently, Hickerson serves as the Managing Director of marketPOINT, a marketing consulting firm. Prior, he served as Vice President of 5.11 Tactical, a global public safety products company. Prior to joining 5.11, he served as Director of Marketing for Masimo, a worldwide manufacturer of medical monitoring products. He has been an active paramedic and flight paramedic for 40 years, currently serving as a Firefighter-Paramedic in San Joaquin County, California.

Recent posts by Barry Hickerson, EMT-P

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The Changing Face of STEMI and Stroke Care

By Barry Hickerson, EMT-P on Sep 25, 2019

When I was fresh out of Paramedic school, STEMI and stroke patients were something we couldn’t do much about except monitor and transport. To be honest, we hadn’t even started using the term "STEMI," and we were years away from giving aspirin. Patients who survived to get discharged out of the CCU or ICU (there were no stroke units then) went on to rehab or an extended care facility with a shoebox full of meds. They were armed with lots of Digitalis and Lasix, but not much hope.

 

Topics: Stroke STEMI Healthcare Regional Systems of Care