What are you or your service doing now or still doing from years ago in regards to pulseless cardiac arrest PTs? Let's say you have a PT who is in V-Fib and you have exhausted your entire ACLS…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Sullivan Sep 20, 2010.
"I live in Fresno, California just back from Bagram Airbase, Here is my story about my unmasking the"Ugly American” with WWLR out of Fayetteville, NC and the medical fraud that took place at Bagram Airbase. Your medic warrior brother My…"
"Skip I'm glad you brought this up. Your examples are right on. I definitely agree with teaching more situational awareness as well as crew resource management type situations. You have obvious been around(not in a dirty way. He he...) soyour…"
"Joe I am not understanding your question. And to one up you, it only matters if the PT comes out of the hospital close to neurologically the same way they were prior to going into caridac arrest right?
"No Tom I do not feel that paramedics get enough of what you stated. You are right. My goal was to try to state this in my last post, but probably didn't make it known. We don't get enough which is why we owe it to…"
"Harry with all due respect this is concerning "I will put it in as early in the arrest as is possible after I am sure all the other tasks are covered." Who taught you that this is acceptable? What standard airway algorythm or…"
"Tom good question. 4 minutes is not several minutes. Many services out there are actually practicing CCR(Cardio Cerebral Rsucitation) hands only approach and are getting them same results if not better as to incorporated breathing. So in…"
"Thanks for the clarification... Why even think of placing a tube in the first 3 minutes?
aybe after the first 5 minutes. That first 4 minutes IMO should be focused on close to perfect BLS tactics along with seting up for IV/IO…"
"Nathan personally I think your approach to establishing an IV is lazy if you start off placing an IO in most of your cardiac arrests. I rarely have to place an IO in my cardiac arrests. And splen very little time trying. Just my…"
"So here I go... The King LTSD is a great supra glottic rescue device. I have used it several times and only a few times I had to reseat it in the airway based off a declining wave form from being somewhat dislodged. The rep from…"
"Well it depends like previously said. I have never had to personally. To me patients who may buy an OPA tend to not have a gag reflex. My personal technique I have been taught is to grab the tongue with the lower jaw and…"
I live in Fresno, California just back from Bagram Airbase, Here is my story about my unmasking the"Ugly American” with WWLR out of Fayetteville, NC and the medical fraud that took place at Bagram Airbase. Your medic warrior brother My you tube, cut and paste below to see my video http://youtu.be/jj1H1Q31NaA Thanks Major Mike Reisman Major US Army Ret-RN CS FNP PS You would not believe the hate mail I did recieve over this post for not looking the other way.