Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department: An Outline

February 22nd, 2011
by reuben in .cardiac arrest


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To appear in the March 2011 issue of EM Practice Guidelines Update.

Thanks to sigrid hahn, scott weingart, kaushal shah, kit tainter, rob arntfield.

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  2. This letter:

    doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2011.03.030

    suggests that we should use pulse oximetry in cardiac arrest to monitor adequacy of compressions. The authors report “In our clinical practice, high quality chest compressions often produce excellent pulse oximetry tracings in patients with a lack of spontaneous circulation.” If that’s true, it’s hard to argue against using it.

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  4. patient’s chest should be at the level of the compressor’s mid-thigh. http://emj.bmj.com/content/29/8/660.short