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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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