Here’s some of the papers that caught our eye this week here at HEFT EMCAST from the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care world. Many of the papers will form the foundation of our podcasts (subscribe here via iTunes). All papers are hyperlinked to abstracts where available.
The Influences of Adrenaline Dosing Frequency and Dosage on Outcomes of Adult In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Wang CHResuscitation. 2015 Dec 29. pii: S0300-9572(15)00921-1.doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.12.008. [Epub ahead of print]
Comparison of the C-MAC Videolaryngoscope and Rigid Fiberscope with Direct Laryngoscopy in Easy and Difficult Airway Scenarios: A Manikin Study.Kaplan AJ Emerg Med. 2015 Dec 22. pii: S0736-4679(15)00693-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.06.070. [Epub ahead of print]
The Impact of Clinical Decision Rules on Computed Tomography Use and Yield for Pulmonary Embolism: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Wang RC. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Dec 31. pii: S0196-0644(15)01475-4. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.11.005. [Epub ahead of print]
Efficacy of Nasal Cannula Oxygen as a Preoxygenation Adjunct in Emergency Airway Management. Hayes-Bradley C. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Dec 31. pii: S0196-0644(15)01500-0. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.11.012. [Epub ahead of print]
This week saw the first run of our ‘Your Worst Day in Resus’ simulation course. This included failed intubation drills, the crashing asthmatic, perimortem c-sections and more. Have a look at the short clip of the thoracotomy below and look out for more dates for the course coming up very soon!