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 #CardiacArrest — 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 “New arrhythmia guidelines 2017”

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… — Clive Lewis MP (@labourlewis) March 22, 2017

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 SwimmingContinue reading “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.…Continue reading “FROM Death We MUST learn”

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…Continue reading “A perfect resuscitation saves a patient”


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 —