In this post I link to and excerpt from Emergency Medicine Cases’ Ep 170 Cardiac Arrest – PoCUS Integration, Communication Strategies, E-CPR, Calling the Code, 1:03:18, June 2022.
“Podcast production, sound design & editing by Anton Helman.Written Summary and blog post by Saswata Deb, edited by Anton Helman June, 2022”
Helman, A. Episode 170 Cardiac Arrest – PoCUS Integration, Communication Strategies, E-CPR, Calling the Code. Emergency Medicine Cases. June, 2022. https://emergencymedicinecases.com/cardiac-arrest-pocus-integration-communication-strategies-e-cpr. Accessed 6-13-2022.
The podcast and show notes are outstanding.
I have copied and posted each of the separate sections of the podcast into individual posts just fix the material in my mind [spaced repetition].
In part 1 of our 2 part series on cardiac arrest with Sara Gray, Bourke Tillman, Scott Weingart and Rob Simard we delved into the core components of cardiac arrest care: chest compressions, defibrillation, medications and airway. In this part 2 we discuss some of the finer art of cardiac arrest care and answer questions such as: how should we best communicate to EMS, the ED team and the family of the patient to keep the team focused, garner the most important info and keep the flow of the code going? How should we integrate PoCUS into cardiac arrest care so we do not interrupt the core components, yet we gain valuable data? What are the indications for consideration of ECPR/ECMO in cardiac arrest? What factors need to be taken into consideration to decide on when to terminate resuscitation of the cardiac arrest patient – when to call the code? and many more…