Electrical Storm: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management

Electrical storm (ES) is a life-threatening condition characterized by three or more episodes of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) within 24 hours, necessitating urgent intervention due to its association with significant morbidity and mortality. Although relatively rare, its occurrence necessitates a nuanced understanding of its pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management to mitigate adverse outcomes.

Summary of Narrative Review on Traumatic Cardiac Arrest (TCA)

The treatment of traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) has evolved significantly over recent decades, shifting from being seen as futile to a more promising intervention. This shift is attributed to a deeper understanding of TCA pathophysiology, distinct classification of TCA entities, updated guidelines, and advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques such as point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Despite high overall mortality, outcomes in certain subgroups have improved.

Nursing Workforce Crisis: Bridging the Experience Gap

The nursing profession is currently facing a formidable challenge. While headlines frequently highlight the glaring issue of workforce shortages and workloads, the underlying complexities extend far beyond mere numbers. The […]

The Rising Role of Chatbots in Emergency Nursing: A Frontier in Healthcare Innovation

In the bustling world of healthcare, where the stakes are high and the pressures immense, the emergence of chatbots represents a promising beacon of support. These digital assistants, traditionally seen in customer service roles from booking flights to tech support, are now making a groundbreaking entry into healthcare, particularly in emergency nursing. Their potential to revolutionize the way care is provided is not just a futuristic dream but a tangible reality shaping the present.

Three Essential Methods to Cultivate Wisdom in Nursing Education

Wisdom in nursing can be cultivated through three primary methods: reflection, imitation, and experience. Each approach offers unique benefits and challenges, shaping the professional and personal growth of nurses.

Focusing On What Matters In Nursing Education

In the dynamic world of emergency nursing education, mastering the art of attention management is not just a beneficial skill—it’s a critical one.

Why Resuscitate Before Intubation? Optimizing Physiology

The principle of “resuscitate before you intubate” is a critical aspect of patient management in pre hospital, intensive care unit (ICU) or emergency department (ED). Let’s delve into why this practice is so integral to the process of patient care.

The Nurse Executive’s Guide to Skyrocketing Productivity

In the high-stakes world of nurse executives, being productive isn’t just about getting through your to-do list; it’s about making smart choices that amplify impact without inflating your work hours. Here’s how you can turn the tide on timewasters with a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of humor.

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.