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CPR Update Series Part 5 – Avoiding excessive ventilation

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Editor’s note: This post marks the final in a series of posts outlining the evidence surrounding various aspects of CPR by Dr. Stu Netherton. Previously this series covered Rate of Compression, Depth of Compression, Chest Wall Recoil, and Minimizing Interruptions. Part 5 – Avoiding excessive ventilation There are many recommendations, for a wide variety of situations, on how to provide ventilation during a resuscitation; mouth to mouth, mouth to nose, bag mask use, suggestions after …

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Sirens to Scrubs: Acute Coronary Syndromes, Part Three – Diagnosis and ED Management

In Sirens to Scrubs, Working in EM by Paula SneathLeave a Comment

In Part One of this series, we reviewed the pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), as well as some of the important features that should be elucidated on history-taking. In Part Two we discussed the current evidence-based practices for the management and transportation considerations in patients identified by paramedics to be suffering from a STEMI. In this third part, we will consider the series of events that occur when the care of a …

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FLOW Hacks 8 – In & out of the ED for the ‘Treat & Release’ patient.

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, FLOW Hacks by Sachin TrivediLeave a Comment

To continue our FLOW Hacks series, Victoria Woolner (NP, MN, MSc QIPS) writes about her team’s project tackling the ‘Treat and Release‘ patient. Setting This intervention was carried out at Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospital (UHN) in Toronto, Ontario. Between the two sites, there are approximately 117, 000 visits per year. Description of the innovation Treat & release (T&R) patients are patients that have been seen in the ED and asked to return …

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CAEP FEI | The Nursing Shift: Inter-Professional Education for Medical Students

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Amy is a fourth year emergency medicine resident, who has recently started supervising medical students while on shift. She meets Jim, a third year medical student, who will be working with her for the shift. Over the course of the shift, it becomes apparent that Jim is struggling with understanding a charge nurse’s role in the emergency department. Amy wishes there was a way for medical students like Jim to gain more insight …

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CPR Update Series Part 4 – Minimizing interruptions in chest compressions

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Editor’s note: This post marks the fourth in a series of posts outlining the evidence surrounding various aspects of CPR by Dr. Stu Netherton. Follow along as he covers Rate of Compression, Depth of Compression, Chest Wall Recoil, Minimizing Interruptions, and Avoiding Excessive Ventilation. Part 4 – Minimizing interruptions in chest compressions As providers we understand that the reason to perform chest compressions to artificially make the heart beat, delivering oxygen to and …