FEELing for a Pulse and Shocking Asystole

Would the implementation of POCUS change how we manage cardiac arrest patients in the Prehospital environment? Should we shock asystole in case it’s fine VF? Should ultrasound replace finger pulse checks?

We brought EMS Physician Dr. Walt Lubbers on the show to help answer some of these burning questions.

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In the management of the drowning patient, is it ABC or CAB?

Drowning is a form of asphyxia. There is no role for hands only CPR in the management of a drowning person.

In drowning, it’s ABC, not CAB.

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The (not so) New Hotness: Heat Illness & EMS

The (not so) New Hotness: Heat Illness & EMS. Emergency Physician, EMS Medical Director, and master of all things, Dr. Ryan Stanton joins us to discuss diagnosis, pathophysiology, and evidence based treatment of heatstroke in PHEM.

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