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The ‘four hands CPR technique’

As many of you know, providing adequate ventilations with a bag-valve-mask (BVM) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is challenging. It is difficult to create a good seal with the mask, the operator of the BVM often has other tasks at the … Continue reading

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10 ways to improve collaboration between your hospital and ambulance service

  When resuscitating critical patients, we sometimes take patients from their homes, through the Emergency Department, CT scan, cath lab and ICU within a few hours. Therefore you can imagine that critical patients do not care about domains of different … Continue reading

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What I have learned at #dasSMACC in 35 quotes, keypoints and many tweets

As you will probably know, the Social Media And Critical Care (SMACC) congress took place last week in Berlin: Das SMACC! This was, again, an awesome congress with many inspiring lectures and workshops. And this year I was honored to be … Continue reading

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The AED: carrier of vital information

Over the last years, Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) are increasingly used in the case of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). In the Netherlands, an AED is placed before arrival of an ambulance in 60% of the OHCA’s. This means that … Continue reading

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Why you should always debrief your resuscitations

Everyone who is active in resuscitation teams will admit: treating a patient in cardiac arrest is a challenge and often things will not go as you would like them to. This can lead to negative feelings when the resuscitation attempt … Continue reading

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The start of DutchResus

This is the first blogpost on DutchResus, my blog on resuscitation, emergency anesthesia, airway management and all kinds of other related things. I’ve been thinking on starting on a blog for a long time, but never took the time. Not … Continue reading

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