Tagged ‘Resuscitation’

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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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Upper GI Bleeding

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This post is an overview of upper GI bleeding with a focus on treatment
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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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Initial Trauma Assessment

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This post dives into the basics of the initial trauma evaluation.
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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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Occult Causes of Non-Response to Vasopressors

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This post investigates a cognitive process for the patient with refractory hypotension.
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