Episode 108.0 – Intubation in In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Should we intubate patients in cardiac arrest? We discuss this topic and some basics of running a good arrest.

July 31st, 2017 Download Leave a Comment Tags: , , ,

Show Notes

Take Home Points

  1. Intra-arrest intubation does not appear to improve outcomes. For most patients, support with BVM, or possibly an LMA, is adequate.
  2. Instead of securing an advanced airway, focus on the two things that clearly make a difference in outcomes – good compressions and defibirillation
  3. Good compressions should be fast and hard and you must minimize interruptions in compressions to minimize interruptions in perfusion
  4. Don’t forget that a great resuscitation requires great preparation. Take whatever time you have to discuss with your team and assign roles.

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