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Medical Category: Resuscitation

TTM2: Hypothermia vs Normothermia for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background Information: Hypothermia was first introduced in 2002 by two studies, Bernard et al and The Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest (HACA) trial.1,2 The latter, although a small trial, showed improved neurologic outcomes at six months when patients were cooled to …

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CardiovascularNeurologyResuscitation

REBEL Core Cast 59.0 – C-Spine Intubation

Take Home Points Neck movement (both extension and flexion) has the ability to cause cord damage. Using hyperangulated blade in video laryngoscopy improves chances for glottic visualization in patients with a c-collar in place. Ultimately, hypoxemia kills – Intubate the …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitation

In the Pipeline: Head Up CPR in OHCA?

Background: Head up (HUP) CPR is an emerging concept.  The theory behind HUP is it allows for venous blood to drain from the brain to the heart thereby decreasing intracranial pressure and lowering the arterial/venous pressure waves which concuss the brain …

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Resuscitation

Be Heard In a Respirator Mask

Background: A major challenge during the COVID pandemic is balancing personal protection and communication. Being heard while wearing a surgical mask or N95 isn’t too much of a challenge, communication can be significantly impaired while wearing a respirator mask. There …

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Resuscitation

The ARREST Trial: ECMO or EC-No for Refractory Cardiac Arrest?

Background:  Despite medical advances, survival after out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is still largely dependent on high-quality CPR. Many of these events are due to a primary cardiac event, likely coronary artery occlusion. Current guidelines recommend reperfusion therapy following …

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Resuscitation

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