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Resuscitation and support of transition of babies at birth

Until such time that the newly born infant has successfully made the transition to air breathing it is dependent on the placenta and umbilical cord for respiration.  
resus.org.uk
almost 3 years ago
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Compression Position for Univentricular Patients During CPR

What is the optimal site for chest compression in univentricular patients?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Outcomes in Critically Ill Septic Patients Who Survived CPR

A new study looks at the long-term post-discharge survival among ICU patients with sepsis who received in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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The Dangers of Over-Resuscitation in Sepsis - emdocs

In previous discussions, we have addressed that IV fluid choices affect patient outcomes in septic shock, and we have shown the evidence that invasive monitoring coupled with aggressive treatments are actually harming our patients.  The question we now face is what is the result of over-resuscitation?   
emdocs.net
about 3 years ago
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Interpreting Waveform Capnography: Pearls and Pitfalls - emdocs

How do you interpret quantitative capnography waveforms? We own the resuscitation of critically ill patients, and with boarding increasing in EDs, we need to know how to interpret waveforms. This instrument can provide a great deal of important information if properly understood.  
emdocs.net
about 3 years ago
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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: When Should It Be On Your Differential? - emdocs

Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) has come to the forefront of emergency medicine, critical care, and resuscitation literature. Why does this condition occur, how is it diagnosed, and what can you do if you suspect ACS? This post provides a comprehensive review of ACS.  
emdocs.net
about 3 years ago
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Sepsis: pathophysiology and clinical management

Sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock represent increasingly severe systemic inflammatory responses to infection. Sepsis is common in the aging population, and it disproportionately affects patients with cancer and underlying immunosuppression. In its most severe form, sepsis causes multiple organ dysfunction that can produce a state of chronic critical illness characterized by severe immune dysfunction and catabolism. Much has been learnt about the pathogenesis of sepsis at the molecular, cell, and intact organ level. Despite uncertainties in hemodynamic management and several treatments that have failed in clinical trials, investigational therapies increasingly target sepsis induced organ and immune dysfunction. Outcomes in sepsis have greatly improved overall, probably because of an enhanced focus on early diagnosis and fluid resuscitation, the rapid delivery of effective antibiotics, and other improvements in supportive care for critically ill patients. These improvements include lung protective ventilation, more judicious use of blood products, and strategies to reduce nosocomial infections.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Sepsis: pathophysiology and clinical management

Sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock represent increasingly severe systemic inflammatory responses to infection. Sepsis is common in the aging population, and it disproportionately affects patients with cancer and underlying immunosuppression. In its most severe form, sepsis causes multiple organ dysfunction that can produce a state of chronic critical illness characterized by severe immune dysfunction and catabolism. Much has been learnt about the pathogenesis of sepsis at the molecular, cell, and intact organ level. Despite uncertainties in hemodynamic management and several treatments that have failed in clinical trials, investigational therapies increasingly target sepsis induced organ and immune dysfunction. Outcomes in sepsis have greatly improved overall, probably because of an enhanced focus on early diagnosis and fluid resuscitation, the rapid delivery of effective antibiotics, and other improvements in supportive care for critically ill patients. These improvements include lung protective ventilation, more judicious use of blood products, and strategies to reduce nosocomial infections.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Learning To Speak Resuscitese |

In the resus room, clarity of communication between team members is critical to patient safety and effective resuscitation. We are used to following standardised clinical algorithms for cardiac arrests and many other emergency presentations, but there is no standardisation of vocabulary or communication style. Communication failures are a major source of error in resuscitation, suggesting this is an area in which we need to improve.  
resus.me
about 3 years ago
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Work for Royal Flying Doctor Service in tropical Cairns!

  Positions for adventurous doctors available now in 2016! Imagine your day starting with a flight over the most spectacular countryside in Australia! Resuscitation Flash teams on the end of the phone Royal Flying Doctor Service offers more than health checks and prescriptions at community outreach day  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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The Resuscitationist Mindset: Bread Baking and OODA Loops – Scott Weingart

Scott Weingart's lecture at SMACC-Chicago was on OODA loops and the supremacy of System I for resuscitation The post The Resuscitationist Mindset: Bread Baking and OODA Loops – Scott Weingart appeared first on Intensive Care Network. http://intensivecarenetwork.com/resuscitationist-mindset-bread-baking-ooda-loops-scott-weingart/  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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Somewhere in La Mancha

Nowadays, that person who haven´t heard about Humanizing Care, is because he/she lives on another planet. I am a nurse. I work at the Hospital General Universitario de Albacete, exactly in Anesthesia and Resuscitation Unit (REA), and as in every ICU, we suffer stress, burn-out and work overload. Stopping and thinking on what we can improve……  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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Reflections on an ass-kicking |

Last weekend I got my butt handed to me and I’m feeling really good about it. I entered my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition, and was beaten unequivocally, having had to submit to avoid having my arm broken after about three minutes into the fight. So what’s to be so cheerful about? Essentially, the whole endeavour was an experiment, and the experiment was a success. I learned a heap about learning, and about myself. Lessons that can be applied to learning resuscitation medicine, or learning anything.  
resus.me
over 3 years ago
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The 2015 Advanced Life Support Guidelines

This article provides a summary of the latest updates to the guidelines for resuscitation and advanced life support -- and discusses the evidence for the recommendations.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Telephone CPR Program Increases Survival After OOH Cardiac Arrest

Because of the significant improvements shown, one leading expert said the study "is of considerable importance" to the field and has "notable public-health implications."  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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'Unacceptable' that families 'not told of resuscitation plans' - BBC News

Thousands of people in England are having "do not resuscitate" orders imposed on them without their family's knowledge, an audit of dying patients finds.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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The Resuscitationist Mindset: Bread Baking and OODA Loops - Scott Weingart - Intensive Care Network

Scott Weingart's lecture at SMACC-Chicago was on OODA loops and the supremacy of System I for resuscitation  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 3 years ago
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Selective Aortic Arch Perfusion - Jim Manning - Intensive Care Network

Jim Manning discusses SAAS - the endovascular-extracorporeal perfusion resuscitation technique designed specifically to treat cardiac arrest.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 3 years ago
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Three Practices Linked to In-Hospital Cardiac-Arrest Survival

One of the resuscitation strategies, monitoring for interruptions in chest compressions, increased survival more than twofold and was practiced by more than 50% of the top survival hospitals.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Dr. Smith's ECG Blog: A Perfect Resuscitation Saves a Patient with Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation

Instructive ECGs in Clinical Context ----Archives, Popular Posts, and an Index of all ECGs are down the right-hand side.  
hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com
over 3 years ago