CPR in TCA: A TLA PSA — The Collective

‘Don’t compress the chest in traumatic arrest…’ That’s the narrative. But Alan Garner has questions. Do you do chest compressions in traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA)? Don’t be dopey, right? Compressions are not important compared with seeking and correcting reversible causes. Indeed you can just omit the compressions altogether and transport the patient without them as… Continue Reading


Laryngeal tube outperforms ETT in OHCA

#Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Pragmatic Airway Resucitation Trial : Laryngeal Tube vs. ETT. 72 hr survival (18.2% vs 15.3%), ROSC (27.9% vs 24.1%), hospital survival (10.8% vs 8.0), neurologically intact discharge (7.0% vs 5.0) all favoring LT with p=0.02 or less. pic.twitter.com/2NPnngxn5W — Russell Griffin LP, FP-C (@ResusFliteMedic) May 17, 2018


Awake and Dead?

What do you do in cardiac arrest when your patient is “awake and dead” (CPR-IC)? It is a growing phenomenon and we take a mini deep dive on some of the more recent literature and techniques.#FOAMed #FOAMems #FOAMcc #ACLS #CardiacArresthttps://t.co/LJ0xzFDu6p pic.twitter.com/RjpCUYEJbY — Chip with TOTAL EM (@the_TOTAL_EM) January 30, 2018


New arrhythmia guidelines 2017

Being a resuscitation educator commonly requires discussion of the dilemmas of arrhythmia management. This is an area we don’t delve into everyday so achieving true ‘expertise’ is a challenge. Guidelines often come to the rescue in such life-threatening and time dependent situations. The American Heart Association (AHA) has released updated recommendations for the management of […]… Continue Reading


Traumatic cardiac arrest with Ashleigh Lowther

Follow her on Twitter! @ashleighlowther The app mentioned for civilians response to terrorist incident is called Citizen Aid Really good app – “Citizen Aid” – that’s well worth downloading..especially given today’s events. Stay safe peeps… pic.twitter.com/cbpR0AYTcq — Clive Lewis MP (@labourlewis) March 22, 2017


You dont take plastic?

Findings do not support early tracheal intubation for adult in-hospital #cardiacarrest https://t.co/KZAA4hvOFY — JAMA (@JAMA_current) January 24, 2017


FROM Death We MUST learn

Don’t miss the comments at the bottom!I was sent this ECG with the following information:A 37 year old female with no comorbidities, a non-smoker, with no known hyperlipidemia and no family h/o of CAD presented to ED with central chest pain since 5 hours with no radiation, increased by moving her arms and associated with SOB.…… Continue Reading


A perfect resuscitation saves a patient

https://player.vimeo.com/video/162091745?autoplay=0&loop=1 This was contributed by Dr. Johanna Moore, one of my Hennepin Colleagues who researches CPR, along with Keith Lurie and Demetris Yannopoulos. She translated her research knowledge into a spectacular resuscitation.Case A 54 year old male presented via ambulance to the Emergency Department (ED) in cardiac arrest. He was found down outside a clinic,… Continue Reading


NEW CPR GUIDELINES —

The Norwegian Resuscitation Council has released revised guidelines for CPR, and presented them at the Scandinavian conference for emergency medicine, SAM 16. These recommendations might differ from international recommendations. Click image or “more” for a quick English translation and run-through … Continue reading → via NEW CPR GUIDELINES —