Tag Archives: Resuscitation

Recommended: online lectures of the ERC Congress 2017 in Freiburg

The ERC goes #FOAMed! I think it is great that they took the effort to record and publish all lectures of the European Resuscitation Council congress in Freiburg. For details on the lectures, check out the scientific program. You can … Continue reading

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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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Recommended: Article ‘The past, present, and future of ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation’

Abstract Purpose of review: To evaluate the past and present literature on ventilation during out of hospital cardiac arrest, highlighting research that has informed current guidelines. Recent findings: Previous studies have studied what are optimal compression-to-ventilation ratios, ventilation rates, and … Continue reading

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Recommended: Online lecture ‘When Should Resuscitation Stop’

Cliff Reid – When Should Resuscitation Stop from Social Media and Critical Care on Vimeo.

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Resuscitation after trauma: better survival chances thanks to goal-oriented treatment.

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2017;161(0):D1174. Koers L, van Schuppen JL, Viersen VA, Kooij FO, Goslings JC, Hollmann MW. Recent literature shows increased survival for patients with traumatic cardiac arrest. An early and aggressive approach to underlying causes and good integrated trauma … Continue reading

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Recommended: Online lecture ‘Science of CPR’

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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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Recommended: Video of CPR by Dutch police (with happy end)

A woman of 79 collapses and goes into cardiac arrest in the presence of Dutch police officers. They start CPR and the woman survives. Heartwarming to see them meet later when she recovered, having coffee together.

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Recommended: ‪National Framework (UK) ‘Resuscitation to Recovery’

This document aims to integrate current management recommendations and to describe the whole clinical pathway for patients with OHCA; A National Framework to improve care of people with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England.

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