Review of the latest evidence on Cardiac arrest resuscitation from ILCOR lead Gavin Perkins
Cliff Reid, Geoff Healy, and Chris Nickson discuss a fictionalised case from the Resuscitology course: “Oncology Patient in Resus”, including airway management and failure of video laryngoscopy, and the challenges of resuscitation in the context of potentially terminal illness.
A quick update on the upcoming Resuscitology courses in Sydney and Melbourne in 2019.
Does your mind go blank at a code? “Whenever I turn up to a MET call, all I do is rule out six things.” – the six true emergencies
‘Shock… Do We Know It When We See It?’ was a talk by Michelle Johnston at SMACC2013 – you can listen to the audio here and check out the background material and references. Enjoy!
The ACEM fellowship focuses on ARC guidelines for defibrillation. See this post for the current standards of practise and controversies.
The most recent BLS 2015 guidelines (ILCOR 2015) retain many of the 2010 recommendations, again reinforcing the chain of survival. However, there is an increased emphasis on simplification of compression method, good quality bystander CPR and encouragement thereof, dispatcher guided CPR and early defibrillation. Fig. 2.1 The interactions between the emergency medical dispatcher, the bystander who […]
The Miller laryngoscope is a straight blade designed to obtain a view of the vocal cords by directly lifting the epiglottis. It has useful application in ‘floppy’ airways making it popular within paediatric anaesthesia
The LITFL team have scoured the web to find the best collection of online instructional videos known to man or woman to help you ‘own the chest tube’!
“There is no evidence that giving any anti-arrhythmic drug routinely during a cardiac arrest increases rate of survival discharge. Despite the lack of long-term outcome data, it is reasonable to continue to use anti-arrhythmic drugs on a routine basis.” — ARC