Tag: CMP2

JC: OOHCA and Airway management. Do we need a tube? St Emlyn’s

  If out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and outcome data is the topic, long is the list of research and passionate is the debate on every possible measurable outcome from pit crew CPR to methodology of compression

JC: Does Epinephrine work in Cardiac Arrest. St Emlyn’s

Epinephrine use in cardiac arrest is controversial1,2. Despite patho-physiological arguments3,4 that it can improve brain perfusion and even that it may improve the rate of ROSC (Return of Spontaneous Circulation) many have expressed the concern

JC: Oxygen in the Acutely Unwell Patient. St Emlyn;s

When I started in medicine all resuscitation started with some form of supplemental oxygen. Whether that was by face mask, LMA or intubation, oxygen was the mainstay of initial treatment and you would even fail

JC: Should non ST elevation ROSC patients go to cath lab? St.Emlyn’s

It’s another busy day in Virchester and you are put on standby for a 68 year old male who has had an out of hospital cardiac arrest. Fortunately it was a witnessed arrest and there

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Dual Axis Defibrillation & #ResusFriday at St.Emlyn’s

This week we had one of our #ResusFridays organised by @kirstinEM , @drgarethroberts & Katie Jones in Virchester. This concept was inspired by our friends in Edinburgh who have run them for some time1 with

JC: Bystanders make the difference in cardiac arrest. St.Emlyn’s

A quick journal club this week in what’s been a very busy few days. As you know we were at the BMJ Awards this week. We had a fabulous time but our section was won

JC: Intubate or not intubate? That is the question…

    Clinical scenario: A multi-morbid, elderly patient with renal failure and recently diagnosed hyperkalaemia suffers a cardiac arrest in your busy resuscitation area before you can start appropriate treatment. You start CPR with a fully

JC: Cardiac arrest centres and bypass. St.Emlyn’s

The concept of cardiac arrest centres is not entirely new and is something we’ve been talking about in Virchester for some time. Indeed, there are several articles in the literature and a fairly reasonable patho-physiological

JC. Pre-hospital therapeutic hypothermia: The RINSE trial. St.Emlyn’s

This week we look at the RINSE trial1, a trial examining the prehospital use of hypothermia in post cardiac arrest patients. Therapeutic hypothermia has had a bit of a rollercoaster ride over the last few

JC: Does EPO improve OOHCA outcomes? St.Emlyn’s

Here at St.Emlyn’s we are always interested in improving outcomes from serious illness and injury. In many cases the outcome for patients in terms of their quality of life is related to neurological function. Yet

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