JC: Can HEMS improve patient outcome in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest? St Emlyn’s — St.Emlyn’s

St.Emlyn’s – Emergency Medicine #FOAMed This week we are briefly looking at an interesting paper that suggests that HEMS services have much to offer in the management of traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA). We know that outcomes from TCA are poor, though arguably similar to the outcomes in medical cardiac arrest, but there is the possibility… via… Continue Reading

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

Intubation in cardiac arrest

Another study on airway management in cardiac arrest was just published in JAMA. The study was done in Denmark, where all intubations elective and emergency are done by anaesthestetists. It was a retrospective study, where they matched intubated patients with … Continue reading → via INTUBATION IN ARREST – AGAIN —

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