Tagged ‘Resuscitation’

Journal Review

ADRENAL – Corticosteroids in Septic Shock

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During physiological stress, hypotension, or severe infection, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is activated. The hypothalamus secretes corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) stimulating the release of adrenocorticotrophin hormone (ACTH) from the anterior pituitary.
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Core

Petition to Retire the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

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This post is a multi-physician, multi-specialty petition detailing significant concerns with the surviving sepsis campaign guidelines.
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Core

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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Journal Review

IO vs. IV in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA)

Filed Under: Tags: , , , March 22nd, 2018 Leave a Comment

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

Apneic Oxygenation in the ICU

Filed Under: Tags: , , , March 15th, 2018 Leave a Comment

Hypoxemia is the most common complication of endotracheal intubation in the critically ill and the strongest risk factor for periprocedural cardiac arrest and death. The traditional approach to avoiding desaturation during intubation is preoxygenation.
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Acute Pancreatitis

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This post explores the diagnosis and critical steps in the management of pancreatitis.
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Journal Review

Effect of US on CPR Pauses in Cardiac Arrest

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , February 22nd, 2018 Leave a Comment

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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