Tag: CPR Pause

Pre-Charging the Defibrillator Before Rhythm Checks in Cardiac Arrest

Background: High quality CPR and early defibrillation are the cornerstones of improving outcomes in cardiac arrest.  We know that prolonged duration of pauses during chest compressions affect hemodynamics, shock conversion rates and ultimately survival [2].  Therefore, it is paramount to …

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Effect of POCUS in Cardiac Arrest on Compression Pauses

Background: 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. Recently, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has gained greater use in cardiac …

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