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Cardiac Care

Accurate prehospital ventilation and oxygenation, in combination with effective chest compressions and timely defibrillation when performing high-quality CPR improves ROSC rates and long-term neurological outcomes.

The cardiac care topic brings together a range of resources, articles, education, training and safety tips for EMS providers to be prepared to treat patients suffering from cardiac arrest and chest pain. Learn about the latest research and insights from leading EMS departments into advanced cardiac care, CPR approaches, specialty team activation, and pharmacology, like developments in epinephrine and nitroglycerine recommendations.

POCUS, ECG and assessment findings to look for to avoid the RV spiral of death
The emergency physicians who resuscitated Damar Hamlin share their insights into SCA and CPR training
Video: Watch all of the elements of the chain of survival come together
The VenTrainer app enables new training opportunities in the world of mechanical ventilation
Medic Squad 63 of Kern County Fire Department resuscitated a cardiac arrest patient before transporting them to the hospital
What the research says about calcium in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
How to protect yourself and your patients, and take action
Montgomery County Hospital District shares their findings trialing carotid ultrasound during CPR to enhance cardiac arrest response
The Cincinnati Heroes Scholarships are named after those who assisted Hamlin when he suffered sudden cardiac arrest on the field
An FDNY ambulance was struck by an SUV while en route to a hospital
Warren County Fire Chief Timothy Johnson was treated by his colleagues from that earlier call
Position papers on neuroprotective CPR and pre-hospital transfusion of blood products were previously endorsed at the annual NFPA Urban Fire Forum
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Duke University have partnered for a four-year program on drone response to cardiac arrest patients
President José G, Cabañas MD, MPH, FAEMS, said the non-clinical forum sets a dangerous precedent related to patient care
Five position papers – focused on climate change, blood transfusions, reproductive health, mental health and CPR – were endorsed at the annual NFPA Urban Fire Forum