Full list of Cardiac arrest results
Why telephone CPR improves cardiac arrest survival–
Dr. Ben Bobrow discusses telephone CPR, also known as dispatcher assisted CPR, by bystanders or laypeople to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Telephone CPR using specific protocols is an incredible opportunity to engage bystanders in giving care. Learn more about this important step for improving sudden cardiac arrest survival in your community.
Remember 2 Things: Improve communication during cardiac arrest patient care–
Listen to two tips for managing a patient in cardiac arrest from Steve Whitehead, host of Remember 2 Things. Calm and clear communication is critical for a smooth, efficient incident. Whitehead also describes the importance of communicating what is coming next to the patient care team.
Remember 2 Things: How to improve cardiac arrest response–
Do you remember your first cardiac arrest call? Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead shares two tips for responding to a patient in cardiac arrest and to increase the likelihood of ROSC.
Animation: Conduction of electrical impulses through the heart–
Watch this video to better understand or teach EMT and paramedic students how electrical impulses are conducted through cardiac tissue.
Remember 2 Things: Lifesaving treatment for synthetic drug overdoses–
In this episode of Remember 2 Things Steve Whitehead describes the dangers of synthetic drugs, like flakka or K2, that are ingested and inhaled. Whitehead discusses the importance of temperature assessment to determine the need for active, aggressive cooling and sedation of the patient to lower the risk of harm to rescuers, bystanders and the patient. After watching read these top EMS1 articles on blood pressure assessment. Sedation for violent, restrained patients What the flakka is this new drug? Paramedics to give ketamine to patients high on flakka Ketamine for Excited Delirium Syndrome: Results of a 3-year case series This patient is going to kill me before we make it to the hospital Expert tips for EMS handling of behavioral emergencies
Inmates break out of holding cell to save corrections officer in cardiac arrest–
The corrections officer was watching over the inmates and joking with them when he lost consciousness
Performing chest compressions in weightlessness–
Astronauts, who are not members of OK GO, practice CPR and chest compression skills during parabolic flights.
Use of ECMO in cardiac arrest–
The use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for treatment of refractory cardiac arrest from ventricular fibrillation is explained. Learn more about ECMO here.
Remember 2 Things: How to monitor violent, restrained patients–
In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead describes the importance of capnography to monitor violent patients who have been restrained. Whitehead also discusses the importance of temperature assessment and monitoring.
911 dispatch audio for Prince–
Hear the 911 dispatch audio for a man down, not breathing, CPR started and then rescue units cancelled
How to perform a quick look echo in cardiac arrest–
Learn how prehospital ultrasound can be used to assess cardiac activity.
EMS battalion chief talks about his heart attack and rescue–
Minutes mattered when Howard County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Jimmy Brothers suffered a massive heart attack. Ironically, he had helped train the first responders on the lifesaving cardiac protocol that would save his life.
What Would You Do? Do not resuscitate order is not signed–
You respond to a nursing home for a patient in cardiac arrest. The patient's do not resuscitate order has not been signed. The staff haven't started CPR and don't want you to start compressions. Listen to Dr. David Tan and Steve Whitehead discuss and then share what you would do in the comments.
3 steps to improve pediatric cardiac arrest outcomes–
The three steps involve refocusing on a different part of the pediatric cardiac arrest timeline, to have better out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes.
STEMI mimics: Quick refresher for medics–
Learn to identify common EKG look-alike conditions in this training video from Jax EMS.
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