29/06/2016 15:37

Using Double Sequential Defibrillation to Help Cardiac Arrest Patients

The concept of double sequential defibrillation shocks was initially described in animal literature in a mid-1980s article presented in the Journal of American Cardiology. Using a canine model, investigators delivered single, double and triple exponential shocks to hearts in which v fib and...


12/02/2015 21:42

Deeper Compressions During CPR Lead to Improved Survival

Information sourced from NEJM Journal Watch: Deeper Compressions During CPR Lead to Improved Survival A large prehospital study found that survival was highest when chest compression depths were between 4.0 and 5.5 cm. In 2010, the American Heart Association (AHA) suggested an increase in the...


12/02/2015 21:13

Low-Dose, High-Frequency CPR Training Improves Skill Retention of In-Hospital Pediatric Providers

WHAT’S KNOWN ON THIS SUBJECT: Low-dose, high-frequency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training has not been rigorously evaluated previously. WHAT THIS STUDY ADDS: This study is the first to demonstrate that low-dose, high-frequency CPR training can improve CPR skill   retention of...


12/02/2014 22:20

Off-hour presentation and outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction

This meta-analysis suggests that mortality is higher for patients with acute myocardial infarction who present during off-hours compared with regular hours. This finding may be partially attributed to longer door to balloon times during off-hours for patients with ST elevation myocardial...


02/05/2013 00:00

Comparison of intubation modalities in a simulated cardiac arrest with uninterrupted chest compressions

Abstract Background Interruptions in chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation can negatively impact survival. Several new endotracheal intubation (ETI) techniques including video laryngoscopy may allow for ETI with minimal or no interruptions in chest compressions. We...