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Cardiac Arrest Presentations

Here are slides from Dr David Gale’s two presentations given at the HEMS Education Day on 9 January 2019  

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Evaporating the nihilism in cardiac arrest

This 44 minute talk by Sydney HEMS consultant Dr Alex Tzannes was delivered at a recent rural medicine conference Evaporating the nihilism in cardiac arrest

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Selective Aortic Arch Perfusion

Fascinating talk on the development of this resuscitative technology by Dr Jim Manning who appeared in person at our Clinical Governance Day.   For further information check out EMCrit Podcast Episode 123

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Swimming the Channelopathy

Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in children. Some apparent drownings may be related to sudden cardiac death, in particular to unidentified channelopathies, which are known to precipitate fatal arrhythmias during swimming-related events. The majority of … Continue reading

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Paediatric arrest outcomes

A study of out-of-hospital paediatric arrests in Melbourne gives some useful outcome data: overall, paediatric victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survived to leave hospital in 7.7% of cases, which is similar to adult survival in the same emergency system (8%). … Continue reading

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In-flight cooling after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Aeromedical retrieval specialists in Scotland developed a simple, cheap, effective in-flight cooling protocol using intravenous (IV) cold Hartmann’s solution and chemical cooling packs. Fluids cooled in a fridge (4°C) were transported in an insulated cool box; the patient was sedated, … Continue reading

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Pre-hospital cooling post arrest

An Australian randomised controlled trial assessed the effect of pre-hospital cooling (using 2 litres ice cold Hartmann’s) of post-cardiac arrest patients on functional status at hospital discharge. The intervention group were marginally cooler on arrival but did not have improved … Continue reading

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