Walt Whitman’s poem sings the praises of life as a metaphor for the long and fascinating history of cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
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
Arguments for and against Compression Only CPR
Peter Safar (1924 – 2003) was an Austrian physician. Credited with pioneering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and Laws for Navigation of Life
Peter Safar Laws for the Navigation of Life. Bureaucracy - a challenge to be conquered with a righteous attitude, a tolerance for stupidity, and a bulldozer when necessary.
LITFL's 'American ER Doc Gone Walkabout' Rick Abbott tells us about his personal adventures with 'hands on' defibrillation and cardioversion... Are you ready for CPR with no interruptions?
There have been some great ‘hands only’ CPR campaigns in the past year or so, with Vinnie Jones from the UK and Ken Jeong from the USA using disco to save lives. These were both a step forward from previous…