Take a look at these videos and you could understand how a Cardiac Arrest might sometimes be mistaken for “just a seizure”..
Initially I was surprised that CPR injuries are so common; retrospectively I probably shouldn’t be..
54% of arrests we would previously have terminated on scene have gone home neurologically intact.
I’ve now been involved in a couple of cases; this really is an extraordinary intervention..
If you have anything to do with airway management and don’t know about this case, you need to watch this;
Here’s a thought provoking scenario that debates our use of slang, dark humour and adaptive strategies to cope with the pressures of the job..
I really enjoy these Q&A’s from the gang at ALiEM – take a look around when you get a chance.
Would it surprise you that 4.4% of blunt force traumatic arrests in the paediatric population survive to discharge ?
Does that statistic change the way you think about traumatic cardiac arrests ?
Near enough to 1 in 20 – I think any parent would take those odds.
In case you missed SMACC or the recent seminar at the Alfred;