Tagged ‘POCUS’

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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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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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IVC Collapsability As a Predictor of Fluid Responsiveness

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Assessing fluid responsiveness is essential to guiding resuscitation of critically ill patients. Inferior vena cava (IVC) collapsibility measured by point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has been shown to accurately predict fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients.
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Diagnostic Accuracy of IVC Collapsablity to Predict Fluid Responsiveness in Spontaneously Breathing Patients

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Background: Assessing fluid responsiveness in patients in shock is crucial as fluid balance is important in their management. Identifying patients who are fluid responsive allows us to rapidly increase their cardiac index.
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Physician Interpretation of Cardiac Standstill on US

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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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Impact of US Guided Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation on Compression Pauses

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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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ED POCUS in OHCA – The REASON Study

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Special thank you to Salim Rezaie for guest editing this post.

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) affects > 300,000 people in the US each year and most of these patients are transported to the Emergency Department (ED) for further care.
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