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Defibrillation Strategies for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation

Background Information:  Double external defibrillation (DED) is an intervention often used to treat refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF). This procedure involves applying another set of pads attached to a second defibrillator to a patient and shocking them in hopes of terminating …

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CardiovascularProcedures and SkillsResuscitation

External Validation of Pittsburgh Cardiac Arrest Category (PCAC) Illness Severity Score

Background Information: Multiple illness severity scores have been developed for use after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). Unfortunately, these rely on information that is not immediately available to providers in the early hours following return of …

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CardiovascularNeurologyResuscitation

Rebellion21 – Mind of the Resuscitationist via Scott Weingart, MD

In this 26-minute keynote presentation, from day 2 of Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Scott Weingart, MD, discusses the cognitive aspects of caring for the critically ill.  This talk is for anyone performing resuscitation on a regular basis and wanting …

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Resuscitation

REBEL Cast Ep90: Ultrasound vs Landmark-Guided Palpation for Radial Arterial Line Placement

Background Information: Ultrasound guided peripheral and central venous access has become more common while simultaneously decreasing complications and increasing first pass success. Landmark guided palpation has historically been considered the standard of care when placing arterial lines, however the use …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitation

Are Antibiotics for Sepsis in One Hour Feasible in the ED?

Background: Despite minimal high-quality supporting evidence (Seymour 2017, Liu 2017, Ferrer 2014, Sterling 2015), regulatory bodies have pushed for benchmark times for administration of antibiotics in patients with sepsis. While most clinicians would agree that in patients with septic shock …

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