Nightwatch Nation: A Stroke Patient's Condition Worsens (Season 1, Episode 1) | A&E

Nightwatch Nation: A Stroke Patient's Condition Worsens (Season 1, Episode 1) | A&E

Unable to confirm that a patient who cannot speak is having a stroke, the EMS responders do their best in this clip from Season 1, Episode 1, “One Nation Under Watch.” #NightwatchNation
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  1. Adamxcix on April 18, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    3:30 😂😂😂

  2. Steph Daigle on April 18, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    She was MADE for this job hands.down!!!,The way she didn’t panic, and just took control of the situation in such a calm manner, and just not even bothered by it, Amazing!

  3. 6B Nicholas Carvajal on April 18, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    These sirens that tha6 make sound like the new or
    Evans ambulance siren

  4. Debi B on April 18, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    EMS first responders are earth angels!! You are so appreciated! Thank you all!! 😷🤗🤗🤗💕

  5. Alex pirtle on April 18, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Where’s the Dopamine for the hypertension

  6. larry R on April 18, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    My sister is a nurse and she got home September 9 2019 with in 5 min my mom was having a stroke. She called 911 and they came and took her to Robert wood Johnson in new Brunswick NJ.
    Once at the hospital they treated her but they were 180% over capacity and in my opinion they didn’t treat her right. Needless to say we brought her home because she had Medicare and they would cover hospice. We had to watch her wither away with no fluids or nutrients for 19 days. Between me my sister and step father we did 8 hour shifts giving her morphine and other meds every hour. We are now a broken family. We all have PTSD because i feel that we killed my mom! Get a second opinion because ill live with the regret that we didn’t. I hope this man fared better then my mom.

  7. Michael Lansing on April 18, 2021 at 11:52 pm


  8. Isabella Pettersson on April 18, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Daaaaayyymn so many doctors here in the comments down below. 👏🙄

  9. David Simmons son of God on April 18, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Chinese heart medicine mixed with posion in coffee or beer somthing it makes blood foam stroke so you have to make them throwing up drank hu grab heart medicine and what they drank put it in cup mix it foams

  10. Kayla Basaldua on April 18, 2021 at 11:54 pm


  11. The Dudes Tavern on April 18, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    shouldnt you not give nitro to someone with a stroke because they may be having a hemorragic stroke?

  12. Angela L on April 18, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Watching this makes me grateful for my own health. This can be any of us.

  13. Nick A on April 18, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    This is not how Paramedics treat patients. Please know there is a distinction and big difference between EMT and Paramedic. EMT are trained technicians, true Paramedics are degree qualified individuals who have a higher theoretical knowledge and educated more extensively on pharmacology, pathophysiology and differential/provisional diagnosis. This depends on what state or country you are in however the standard for Paramedic in many places is a Bachelor of Paramedicine or equivalent, minimum.

  14. Night Owls on April 19, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Cue all the 1st year "nurses" to start screaming line unstable psych patients that they could’ve done better.

  15. Emmanuel Castro on April 19, 2021 at 12:01 am

    They need better equipment, and she needs a new job.

  16. Kyle Cunningham on April 19, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I was sitting here thinking she was trying for an OPA lol and I guess contraindications dont exist

  17. Au on April 19, 2021 at 12:02 am

    She should have been getting ready for an advanced airway first & foremost. Giving nitro blindingly was extremely dangerous. This could have been a hemorrhagic stroke & the SBP is sitting @ 170 due to compensated shock from a slower bleed causing those symptoms.

    Patient’s head drops off the side & she leaves him there. No IV established (although I’m not sure of the time). Unless he’s hypothermic which I doubt with 170 BP I would’ve personally his shirt off as well. I want to be able to see if his chest is rising on his own, if he’s doing reflexive breathing esp.

    I don’t mean to be rude. This was absolutely horrible medical care by her. If she’s an EMT-B there’s not much she can do, but if she is a medic I do not understand the terrible care.

  18. Franca Cece on April 19, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Don’t like this at all

  19. AlexSxntana on April 19, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Personally I wouldn’t have bothered with the GTN🤷🏾‍♂️

  20. coolberry35 on April 19, 2021 at 12:05 am

    This part of this episode really hits home for me , thank God for the first responders, nurses and doctors who have saved my love one’s life. God bless you all❤️

  21. TJ Jones on April 19, 2021 at 12:06 am

    A class mate in high school (had 1 seizure in past week) all of a sudden started making a noise and pointing at her mouth. He friend next to her said she can’t speak and was paranoid. I thought she was faking it she looked normal.

    Luckily it was in health class and the health teacher told everyone to move the desks away from her and her friend to help her out if her desk to the floor.
    At the same time a student ran to the office to call an ambulance.

    Sure enough maybe a min after the dramatic scene she had a full blown seizure and was took away by ambulance. That poor person had like 6 more that year all from falling off a horse a short time earlier.

    She did survive and was given medication that prevented them but I felt horrible since I thought it was an act.

    Just because someone looks calm but says they can’t do something BELIEVE them.

  22. Simon Rudd on April 19, 2021 at 12:07 am

    emt in training here, so when his blood pressure is that high, don’t you have to call medical control to administer nitroglycerin? maybe she did it off camera, but would you even have time to call them in this case?

  23. Barek Omaba on April 19, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Signs are obvious that he’s having a stroke and they’re still trying to figure it out

  24. Rutendo Faith M on April 19, 2021 at 12:10 am

    UK paramedic is better that USA thats just the facts 🤷🏾‍♀️

  25. Chelsea Barton on April 19, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Why the f*** didnt do something with that poor names head

  26. Janet Jernigan on April 19, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Dam she know nothing about a dam stoke

  27. MedicBobs on April 19, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Ah yes giving a vasodilator to a potential hemorrhagic stroke. Nothing like making it bleed even more and possibly killing your patient. Not all paramedics are created equal.

  28. njmedic15 on April 19, 2021 at 12:14 am

    she shouldn’t be able to work P/B. She needs another medic to tell her whatever she’s thinking of doing do the opposite. Nitro for a stroke are you serious? Talk about horrible care.

  29. Paramedic RN Simon capote on April 19, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I am really curious if this medic continues working..

  30. ns 77 on April 19, 2021 at 12:14 am

    do u understnd what i m saying….. no i dont………

  31. firemedic FSU on April 19, 2021 at 12:16 am

    No line?? Nitro for a stroke victim.. a CVA with a unknown type, you give NTG for BP. Especially when you have no clue in down time. That’s not a medic that’s a person throwing what ifs

  32. moisano1980 on April 19, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Former medic here- but basics first: not much to do for suspected ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke other than IV, O2, monitor and rapid transport. But never administer oral meds to an unconscious patient. Sublingual nitro can certainly combat hypertension, but only in a patient who is A&O x 3. Also supplemental 02 via cannula should’ve been placed long before leads were placed, and hypoglycemia should’ve been ruled out as a pertinent negative. Remember: medics save lives, but basics save medics.

  33. G.GomezM on April 19, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Yeah this is not good. I can think of a tribunal case here in Australia where paramedic did the same thing and the patient suffered a worse outcome because they gave GTN. They didn’t follow protocol and it was referred to the regulatory body, long story short did not end well for the paramedic. As a Nurse I know not to do this, even not to give in inferior RV stemi.

  34. Mike Jones on April 19, 2021 at 12:17 am

    That was strange because I seen a my uncle have a major stroke and his whole body kept coming off the stretcher he had no control of his movements and his nose was running like a hose

  35. Dwight Ashmore on April 19, 2021 at 12:18 am

    everyone has to understand that EMT can only do so much for someone with a stroke we cannot administer an IV or puncture skin. Only ALS paramedics can. I think she did a good jump gave him O2 on a nonribreather and Nitro to lower the BP. Take care of the ABCs all EMTs can do. Hospital takes care of the rest. Unless you are EMT, paramedic, or doctor. SHUTUP haha

  36. vettechin on April 19, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Yonkers? More like BONKERS. Stroke protocol and pt handling… where?

  37. Jaiden Martinez on April 19, 2021 at 12:19 am

    all of y’all pretending to be doctors in the comments lmaoo

  38. Salt & Sugar on April 19, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Do you know what I’m saying him no me 👁👄👁

  39. ROSÈ violet on April 19, 2021 at 12:23 am

    İs anybody know how is the stroke patient i am really worried about him

  40. David Dziedziak on April 19, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Don’t administer oral medications to an unresponsive patient

  41. Shukri Hassan Isak on April 19, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Why administering nitroglycerin by sublingual because he is unconscious, also the patient is unsecure he tried to fall a couple of times.

  42. Daniel Pacheco on April 19, 2021 at 12:27 am

    I would never want to be treated by an emt or paramedic who gives nitroglycerin sublingual to an unconscious stroke patient

  43. Miguel Mercado on April 19, 2021 at 12:29 am

    I wanted to know the pulse so bad. I’m pretty he had bradycardia and had cushing syndrome

  44. Shisui Uchiha on April 19, 2021 at 12:30 am

    She gave nitro sublingual to an unconscious pt👀

  45. tammybrooks83 Tamm on April 19, 2021 at 12:31 am

    I have a special place in my heart for stroke patients and survivors, as I am also a stroke survivor 💜 God bless the EMTs that keep us alive long enough to get to the hospital, we truly appreciate you!

  46. Dean Oliver on April 19, 2021 at 12:31 am

    New airway control technique. The Fowler’s head flop position.

  47. blackgirlsareperfect on April 19, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Medic: Do you understand what I’m saying?
    Patient: Shakes his head “no”…….🤔🤔🤔

  48. I Eat Plastic on April 19, 2021 at 12:33 am

    He shook his head no saying he couldn’t understand them but was responding to them still . . ..

  49. Ryan X on April 19, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Anybody know what happened to this poor guy? Didn’t look good and wasn’t even secured.

  50. CSI: Crowdsourced Illuminations on April 19, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Oh noooo. Nitro. Don’t lower BP in possible/likely CVA! Oh goodness.

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