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Automated vs Manual Chest Compressions in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background Information: Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a medical emergency that requires immediate intervention to increase the chance of survival. The global survival rate of OHCA patients who received CPR has increased in the past 40 years [1]. …

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REBEL Cast Ep126: Should We Not Be Recommending Small Adult BVMs in OHCA?

Background: The holy grail of outcomes in OHCA is survival with good neurologic outcome.  The only interventions proven to increase this outcome are high quality CPR and defibrillation in shockable rhythms.  Ventilation is also an important component of resuscitation in …

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Resuscitation

The CT FIRST Trial: Should We Pan-CT After ROSC?

Background: Achieving ROSC in out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is no easy feat but, care doesn’t end with ROSC. Post-ROSC management is nuanced and challenging but helps to ensure good outcomes. Identification of the underlying cause of the cardiac …

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Effect of Intra-Arrest Transport and eCPR on Neurologic Outcomes in Refractory OHCA

Background Information: Refractory out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is defined as prolonged cardiac arrest and cardiac arrest without return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). In addition to an already morbid condition, the chances of these patients surviving drops below 5% …

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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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