Beyond ACLS: The Great Debate with Epi, Airway & POCUS-Salim Rezaie
While ACLS provides us with a framework in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest (CA) or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, EMS is different than many environments in medicine. We get minimal information at the time of patient arrival while the disease process that is taking place has not quite defined itself. We are constantly expected to acutely manage and resuscitate anyone, many times without crucial information. Our job therefore should be to ensure coronary and cerebral perfusion are at their highest quality, but also simultaneously putting the pieces of the puzzle together to figure out why our patient is in CA. This session will explore epi drips, airway management and POCUS during OHCA.
1. Apply the use of a hemodynamic guided epinephrine drip in OHCA
2. Discuss the most optimal airway management strategy in OHCA
3. Conduct the use of POCUS while minimizing CPR pauses in OHCA
Perkins GD et al. A Randomized Trial of Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. NEJM 2018. [Epub Ahead of Print]
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