Resuscitation in Trauma-Induced Cardiac Arrest

The management of cardiac arrest varies significantly depending on the underlying etiology. Trauma-induced cardiac arrest (TCA) presents unique challenges that differentiate it from cardiac arrests due to other causes such as medical or cardiac etiologies. This article aims to elucidate the differences in incidence, pathophysiology, and outcomes between TCA and non-trauma cardiac arrests, providing a comprehensive guide for emergency physicians, nurses, and paramedics.

Under Pressure: Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP)

PEEP is a complex and vital component of mechanical ventilation, with multifaceted effects on respiratory mechanics, gas exchange, hemodynamics, and even neurodynamics. Its application requires a nuanced understanding of underlying pathophysiology, continuous monitoring with advanced tools, and individualized titration to optimize patient outcomes. The integration of PEEP into a comprehensive respiratory care strategy exemplifies the complexity and precision required in critical care medicine.

Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve

The oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve represents the relationship between the partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2) and the percentage of oxygen-saturated hemoglobin (SaO2). The sigmoidal shape of the curve reflects the cooperative […]

Resuscitate Before You Intubate!!!

Remember, our patients in critical condition may often deteriorate following intubation. Ever wondered why? It’s usually because they’re not adequately resuscitated before the procedure. This tends to happen predominantly with […]

COVID19 BVM and Intubation Done Right

Setting up BVM Correctly by The Gurney Room Intubation Done Right by The Gurney Room

The Protected Code – Updated 4/25

We have been running training programs/simulations in our Protected Code and Airway Course with UV glow germs… Some quick thoughts from our experiences… 1.  Preparation 1.1.                Think about safety first. “There are […]

Protected Airway Management – Updated 4/15

Some thoughts from our recent experiences and courses… 1.             Preparation 1.1.               Make sure your team is operating based on a shared common mental model. 1.2.               Eliminate variation, standardize your process and make it […]