Search Tag: cardiac arrest

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests and Resuscitations During COVID-19

2020 25 Jun

New York City saw a three-fold increase in the number of cardiac arrests from March to April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic than during the same period in 2019.  The purpose of this study was to understand the characteristics and outcomes of people who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrests during the pandemic in New York City and whether... Read more

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Helps Streamline Management of Cardiac Arrest

2017 13 Jun

Point-of-care systems are ideal for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh’s emergency ultrasound training programme Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the management of cardiac arrest, as Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained: “We know that the prognosis for a patient... Read more

Reducing Brain Injury After Cardiac Arrest: American Academy of Neurology Practice Guideline

2017 28 May

Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) (32-34°C for 24 hours) should be mandatory practice for patients who are comatose after being resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, if the initial cardiac rhythm is either pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF), according to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)’s newly published... Read more

3 Uses for Drones in Emergency Medicine

2017 11 Feb

1. Search for Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Drowning Victims Using a drone to locate submerged drowning victims could save time  by transmitting aerial video of the search area to a tablet. A simulated study from Scandinavia (Claesson et al. 2017), of 20 searches for a manikin using a drone compared to a search party of lifesavers alone, found... Read more

Automated External Defibrillators

2016 13 Nov

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Cardiac arrest, or the sudden and abrupt loss of heart function, is a leading cause of death in the United States.According to the American Heart Association (AHA), about 326,200 out-of-hospital cases of sudden cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States; less than 10% of those victims survive (Mozaffarian et al. 2015).... Read more