A Q&A with the Allina Health EMS Researcher Lori Boland, MPH, on why research is important to EMS.
An exclusive EMScapades comic published by JEMS, February 15, 2019.
The future of cardiac arrest resuscitation may provide an augmented intelligence-guided method of assessing a patient’s metabolism while guiding both compression and ventilation efforts during resuscitation.
A new method of CPR called “active compression-decompression (ACD) CPR plus an impedance threshold device (ITD)” has been found to provide significantly higher rates of survival with favorable neurological function compared with standard CPR.
Whether we speak about ACD+ITD CPR, ECMO, double sequential external defibrillation, or alternative drug therapies for patients in cardiac arrest, what remains clear is that none are effective without high-quality CPR.
All SGAs aren’t equal; find out which might be avoided if the goal is to both maintain and allow for the generation of the negative intrathoracic pressure during the recoil phase of CPR.
Mechanical CPR devices are essential and critical to improving survival in any bundle of care for cardiac arrest, especially when prolonged CPR or CPR during transport are needed.
Head-up CPR, when applied correctly and as part of a OHCA bundle of care, has the potential to improve neurologically intact survival rates after cardiac arrest.
The Netherlands has a nationwide response system that alerts trained citizens when they’re near someone who’s experiencing an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and helps ensure early defibrillation using a readily-available AED.
Telecommunicator CPR has been shown to be an effective intervention to improve survivability from OHCA, and it's an untapped, underutilized multiplier of potential for successful resuscitation.