Tag Archives: Guidelines

UK Military Clinical Guidelines

In the United Kingdom, The Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine produces Clinical Guidelines for Operations on behalf of Surgeon General under the direction of Defence Professor of Emergency Medicine. These guidelines, last … Continue reading

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AED Use in Children Now Includes Infants

From the new 2010 resuscitation guidelines: For attempted defibrillation of children 1 to 8 years of age with an AED, the rescuer should use a pediatric dose-attenuator system if one is available. If the rescuer provides CPR to a child … Continue reading

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Resuscitation Guideline Changes

The European Resuscitation Council’s Summary of Major Changes in the 2010 guidelines can be downloaded here

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CAB rather than ABC

The 2010 ILCOR resuscitation guidelines were published today. Key changes and continued points of emphasis from the 2005 BLS Guidelines include the following: Sequence change to chest compressions before rescue breaths (CAB rather than ABC) Immediate recognition of sudden cardiac … Continue reading

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Tactical Combat Casualty Care

The brave men and women of the military not only risk their lives for us – they also provide a wealth of trauma experience and publish interesting stuff. This month’s Journal of Trauma contains a military trauma supplement. One of … Continue reading

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2000 vs 2005 VF guidelines: RCT

One of the key changes in international resuscitation guidelines between the 2000 and 2005 has been to minimise potentially deleterious hands-off time, so that CPR is interrupted less for pulse checks and DC shocks. These two approaches have been compared … Continue reading

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