Category Archives: CPR

SURVIVING OUT OF HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST – TBS18

Richard Lyon is a great clinician and a fantastic lecturer. Let him lead you through state-of-the-art in OHCA treatment. This was one of our favourite talks from TBS18, and Richard Lyon will be back for TBS19! Enjoy.

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INTUBATION IN ARREST – AGAIN

Another study on airway management in cardiac arrest was just published in JAMA. The study was done in Denmark, where all intubations elective and emergency are done by anaesthestetists. It was a retrospective study, where they matched intubated patients with … Continue reading

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USE ULTRASOUND FOR FEMORAL CANNULATION IN ARREST

For vascular access, you still hear the old “We don’t have time for using ultrasound – this is an emergency!”. In many settings, the old landmark techniques are quick and good in experienced hands. But when going for the femoral … Continue reading

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ECMO AT THE LOUVRE

ECMO at the Louvre, two art forms meet. We first tweeted this photo back in 2014, and now the case report behind the image has just been published. The case report highlights both the possibilities of new frontiers in medicine, … Continue reading

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SHOCK LIVER AFTER CARDIAC ARREST

Interesting paper in AJEM. Hypoxic hepatitis (HH), ‘shock liver’, is defined as an increase in serum aminotransferase levels (20 times the upper normal level) after respiratory or circulatory failure. It is commonly seen in critical illness and after cardiac arrest. In … Continue reading

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IT ALL STARTED WITH A PLUNGER

Anesthesia and Analgesia just published a superb review on the current edge of CPR. But everything started with a plunger. Yup! A plunger ! In the late eighties, a son resuscitated his father with the help of a plunger. Poorly … Continue reading

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EWWW!

I found two interesting papers in EMJ. Both recently published. If you intubate a fresh frozen cadaver and ventilate you will get a transient capnography trace very similar to a trace from a living patient. I had heard about it before but … Continue reading

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THE ONE-TWO PUNCH

Interesting case reports on cardiac arrest patients with refractory VF. One was shocked 7 times – with a change in pad location. No luck. For the 8th shock, they hooked the patient up to a second defibrillator, and shocked him … Continue reading

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COUGH CPR

There are a few magic lo-tech treatments about. There’s the precordial thump, but there’s also the self administered cough CPR. Documented in several case series from the cath labs of the 70s and 80s, coughing every 1-3 seconds was shown … Continue reading

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ANYONE CAN LEARN CPR

ANYONE can learn CPR

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