Tagged ‘Cardiac Arrest’

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Focused Echocardiographic Evaluation in Life Support and Peri-Resuscitation (FEEL Study)

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Focused use of ultrasound in resuscitation of patients with shock and cardiac arrest has become increasingly embraced in both the emergency department (ED) as well as in the prehospital setting.
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Esmolol in Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation

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Refractory ventricular fibrillation (VF) is very difficult to manage. Up until recently, emergency providers were limited to defibrillation and delivery of high quality CPR as well as amiodarone administration. However,
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NaHCO3 in Cardiac Arrest

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As with all medications in cardiac arrest (i.e. epinephrine, amiodarone) the benefits of sodium bicarbonate administration have been discussed and debated for decades. While it is clear that sodium bicarbonate can play a role in resuscitation of arrest due to hyperkalemia,
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Topics in Post-ROSC Care

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This post explores controversial topics in post-ROSC care including the use of NCHCT, hemodynamic goals and cardiac catheterization
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IO vs. IV in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA)

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This Journal Review is cross-posted on REBEL EM.

Placement of vascular access for administration of resuscitation drugs and fluids is a common procedure in the management of out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).
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Journal Review

Effect of US on CPR Pauses in Cardiac Arrest

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The provision of high-quality compressions with minimal interruptions is central to the management of cardiac arrest. Along with defibrillation, high-quality compressions are the only interventions proven to improve patient-oriented outcomes.
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Physician Interpretation of Cardiac Standstill on US

Filed Under: Tags: , , November 9th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has gained wider use in resuscitation of patients presenting with cardiac arrest. POCUS can play an important role in determining the etiology of arrest as well as being used to determine the presence or absence of mechanical activity.
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