We discuss the presentations, investigations and treatment of AAA in the Emergency Department
Here are the 2010 ACLS Guidelines for Cardiac Arrest. This catch-all category encompasses anything without a pulse, but what had previously been separated out into the separate rhythms of ventricular fibrillation, pulseless ventricular tachycardia, asystole and pulseless electrical activity. I love the fact that they simplified this into one algorithm – and they stress:
- early, deep and uninterrupted chest compressions, and
- early defibrillation (when indicated – VF/VT)
The first video covers the algorithm and drugs
The second video goes into more details about these drugs
The third video looks at PEA and asystole
iResus app (Free) based on the UK resuscitation council guidelines
Written summary of videos (by AJ Kadhim-Saleh)
Here’s an introduction to ACLS 2010, an important skill you should pick up not only for your ER rotation, but for all your rotations! Let me know if you have any questions. I’ll be putting up more vids as I make ’em.
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The first part of ACLS is A and B… yes, the order has changed to CAB for adults suffering from likely cardiac causes, but I’m old fashioned, so let’s cover A & B first…
So let’s talk about capnography and intubations, etc. The use of capnography is a big change in the new 2010 guidelines. Looks like we got some new equipment to buy.