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CJEM Visual Abstract – Just the facts: traumatic cardiac arrest

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For the September 2023 issue of CJEM, we collaborated with their team to present “Just the facts: traumatic cardiac arrest”​1​ in a visually simplified format. Traumatic cardiac arrest shares many similarities, yet a few subtle differences from your typical medical resuscitation. Prognostically favourable factors such as shockable rhythm, and organized cardiac activity on ultrasound still exist. Compared to the medical counterpart, neurologically intact survival is often reliant on reversing the cause of the …

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Journal Club by CanadiEM E05: The ARREST trial and ECMO programs

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Join us and our expert guest Dr. James Gould as we discuss ECMO and mature ECMO programs, appraise the ARREST trial and consider the future of cardiac arrest care. Today’s hosts are Jayneel Limbachia, Dakoda Herman, and Jake Domm. Expert Guest: Dr. James Gould is a father of 3, emergency medicine physician and assistant professor at QEII Health Sciences Center and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a special interest in resuscitation …

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SHoC-ED2: Ultrasound and ECG findings as predictors of cardiac arrest outcomes in the emergency department

In Infographics, Medical Concepts by Simon Huang1 Comment

This month CanadiEM is featuring an article from the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine that looks at the use of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) and ECG findings in emergency department (ED) cardiac arrest patients. While current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) protocols do not mandate the use of echocardiography, cardiac PoCUS is increasingly being used in ED cardiopulmonary resuscitation1,2. Studies have shown that an absence of cardiac activity on ultrasound is associated with a …