The EMS Handoff: …And the Dead Shall Rise Again

The EMS Handoff

An Epi Tale with Bradley Dean

Over the holiday weekend, host Bradley Dean takes to the microphone to continue the conversation about resuscitation.

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  1. Resuscitation From Ventricular Fibrillation.  Joseph S. Redding, MD; John W. Pearson, MD.  JAMA. 1968 January 22; 203(4):255-260. Doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140040007002 (retrieved 28 May 2021)
  2. Coronary Perfusion Pressure and the Return of Spontaneous Circulation in Human Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.  Norman A. Paradis, MD; Gerard B. Martin, MD; Emanuel P. Rivers, MD; et al.  JAMA. 1990 February 23; 263(8):1106-1113. Doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440080084029 (retrieved 20 June 2021)
  3. Prehospital epinephrine use and survival among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.  Akihito Hagihara, Manabu Hasegawa, Takeru Abe, Takashi Nagata, Yoshifumi Wakata, Shogo Miyazaki.  JAMA. 2012 Mar 21; 307(11):1161-1168. Doi:10.1001/jama.2012.294 (retrieved 2 June 2021)
  4. Questioning the Use of Epinephrine to Treat Cardiac Arrest. (Editorial) Clifton W. Callaway, MD, PhD.  JAMA. 2012 Mar 21; 307(11):1198-1200.  Doi:10.1001/jama.2012.313 (retrieved 2 June 2021)
  5. Adrenaline (epinephrine) dosing period and survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest:  A retrospective review of prospectively collected data.  Sam A. Warren, Ella Huszti, Steven M. Bradley, Paul S. Chan, Chris L. Bryson, Annette L. Fitzpatrick, Graham Nichol, for the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation (National Registry of CPR) Investigators.  RESUSCITATION. 2014 March 01; Volume 85, Issue 3 P350-358.  DOI: (retrieved 1 June 2021)  [Full text link: (retrieved 6 June 2021)]
  6. A Randomized Trial of Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.  Gavin D. Perkins, M.D., Chen Ji, Ph.D., Charles D. Deakin, M.D., Tom Quinn, M.Phil., et al., for the PARAMEDIC2 Collaborators.  N Engl J Med 2018 Aug 23; 379:711-721.  DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1806842 (retrieved 2 June 2021)
  7. Time to administration of epinephrine and outcome after in-hospital cardiac arrest with non-shockable rhythms: retrospective analysis of large in-hospital data registry.  BMJ 2014 May 20; 348:g3028.  Doi: (retrieved 8 June 2021) [Full text available at (retrieved 8 June 2021)]
  8. Testing Epinephrine for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. (Editorial)  Clifton W. Callaway, M.D., Ph.D., and Michael W. Donnino, M.D.  N Engl J Med 2018 Aug 23; 379:787-788.  DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1808255 (retrieved 2 June 2021)
  9. Epinephrine reduces cerebral perfusio during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  Ristagno, Giuseppe MD; Tang, Wanchun MD, FCCM; Huang, Lei MD; Fymat, Alain MD; Chang, Yun-Te MD; Sun, Shijie MD, FCCM; Castillo, Carlos MSEE; Weil, Max Harry MD, PhD, FCCM.  Critical Care Medicine: April 2009 – Volume 37 – Issue 4 – p 1408-1415. Doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31819cedc9
  10. An experimental research into the resuscitation of dogs killed by anesthetics and asphyxia.  George Crile and David H. Dolley.  J Exp Med. 1906 Dec 21; 8(6): 713-725.  Doi: 10.1084/jem.8.6.713 (retrieved 3 June 2021)
  11. Consistent head up cardiopulmonary resuscitation haemodynamics are observed across porcine and human cadaver translational models.  Johanna C Moore, Joe Holley, Nicolas Segal, Michael C Lick, Jose Labrere, Ralph J Frascone, Kenneth W Dodd, Aaron E Robinson, Charles Lick, Lauren Klein, Andrew Ashton, Angela McArthur, Adamantios Tsangaris, Anna Makeretz, Mike Makaretz, Guillaume Debaty, Paul E Pepe, Keith G Lurie.  Resuscitation 2018 Nov;132:133-139.  Doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.04.009.  Epub 2018 Apr 24. (retrieved 2021 June 15)

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