In 1999, Anna Bagenholm survived a cardiac arrest after a prolonged down-time and a temperature of just 13.7c. The circumstances of her survival continue to make international news and to inform and inspire research about target temperature management. But does her survival mean we should target hypothermia in cardiac arrest patients? Should we target hypothermia in ROSC? Let's have a look at the case and the research that has followed...
chest wall burns, constriction, tightening, ventilation, HEMS, critical care
FAST FACT – This is based on the Burns: The Practical Stuff video and post. Full reference available in full post.
This video demonstrates the assessment and management of burns, using equipment that is recommended within the locality at the time of production. Remember to check your local, current guidelines before putting anything into practice. Produced by HCPs and students.
This is easily remembered as: in English we read from left to right, but the ECG prints a view of the heart from right (V1-V2) to left (V5-V6).
The first video in the series is Ventilator V2, which was posted some time ago on the website & on YouTube. You may view the original video & more information […]
‘For more than 50 years, treatment strategies have included the use of various drugs, but there is limited evidence that such treatments are effective’ (Perkins et al, 2018). Now […]
You may find varying suggestions for what to consider in what is usually referred to as your 'scene assessment' (Harris, 2016: 1; Pilbery & Lethbridge, 2016: 126) or 'end of bed [...] assessment' (Spurr, 2014). This is a cheat sheet to assist you in identifying these important factors.