Tag: HMP2

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

The Resuscitationist’s Guide to Health and Wellbeing. A St Emlyn’s e-book.

There are four content pillars underpinning the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. Evidence based medicine, Clinical Excellence, The Philosophy of EM and Wellbeing. We are bringing all these themes/pillars together at our #stemlynsLIVE conference later

JC: Do early pupil responses predict outcome in cardiac arrest? St Emlyn’s

Imagine yourself in the resus room. You’ve just got Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) on a patient who was in cardiac arrest. They had excellent bystander CPR and an early shock from an Automatic External

Podcast: September 2018 round up of the St Emlyn’s blog

Here’s the September podcast round up of the St Emlyn’s blog. For some reason this did not get published back in 2018, so here it is now 🙂 The following blogs are discussed. OOHCA and

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

dual sequence defibrillation Virchester #FOAMed

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


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