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Posts from the ‘cardiac arrest’ Category

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 they […]

via CPR in TCA: A TLA PSA — The Collective

The Never Ending Debate. Airway management in cardiac arrest. — MEDEST

An original post by Mario Rugna

via The Never Ending Debate. Airway management in cardiac arrest. — MEDEST

PARAMEDIC-2 results published!

Laryngeal tube outperforms ETT in OHCA

Awake and Dead?

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 […]

via New Arrhythmia Guidelines 2017 — EmergencyPedia

Traumatic cardiac arrest with Ashleigh Lowther

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The app mentioned for civilians response to terrorist incident is called Citizen Aid

Heads Up! the latest on CPR research

You dont take plastic?

Epinephrine (Adrenaline) in cardiac arrest: the glorious past, the (in)famous present and the possible future. — MEDEST

By Mario Rugna

via Epinephrine (Adrenaline) in cardiac arrest: the glorious past, the (in)famous present and the possible future. — MEDEST

Swimming against the mCPR tide… — AmboFOAM

I like it when people agree with me. Most people do. Sadly, I sometimes don’t have a lot of luck on that front, especially when it comes to mechanical CPR (mCPR), or when I suggest to my wife that we should by a Rocket Mustang (for her that is, I’m not a petrol head)

via Swimming against the mCPR tide… — AmboFOAM

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.…

via A 37 year old woman with Chest Pain — Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog

A perfect resuscitation saves a patient

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, where bystander…

via A Perfect Resuscitation Saves a Patient with Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation — Dr. Smith's ECG Blog


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 →


The drugs don’t work…

At least in cardiac arrest that is.  Maybe…