OHCA literature review

Examining the evidence for managing intubation attempts, PEA and ETCO2 for out of hospital cardiac arrest


It’s time to review some recent cardiac arrest literature. In this episode of the MCHD Paramedic Podcast, we break down two articles from “Resuscitation” that address predictors of OHCA survival:

We examine the literature and discuss:

  • Should we take a third attempt at intubating an OHCA patient? 
  • What about PEA arrest; can ETCO2 help identify pseudo-PEA?

Listen to get some OHCA literature updates.

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