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…
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 decision to stop CPR should be tailored according to the specifics of the individual case and is based on clinical judgement. The decision is best made by the Team Leader in consultation with other team members
Fluid responsiveness is an increase of stroke volume of 10-15% after the patient receives 500 ml of crystalloid over 10-15 minutes (as defined by Paul Marik). The definitive test for fluid responsiveness is a Fluid challenge
KEY FEATURES CAB rather than ABC (30:2) 2 min cycles early, high quality, uninterrupted at least 100/min (rather than around) avoid excessive ventilation early defibrillation (higher joules for cardioversion) amiodarone after 3rd shock adrenaline every 4 minutes (every 2nd cycle)…
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