Cardiac Arrest: What Is It All About?
Cardiac arrest is one of the most polarizing things we face in Emergency Medicine. The reality of its morbidity and mortality really juxtaposes the moment of joy where you ~finally~ get that pulse back! Thanks to the efforts of organizations like the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC), ongoing research into resuscitation and the ACLS algorithm continue to improve outcomes. That means more stories like the ones above, and the hope that comes with them.
The 2020 AHA Guidelines Update: The “Top 10 Things to Know” Project
The AHA Update for 2020 is now available! Again this year, the AHA, HSFC, and CanadiEM have partnered up to produce an expanded six part infographic series highlighting major changes to the guidelines. The full guidelines are available online, as well as the scientific evidence that drives them, published in a special supplement of Circulation.
As part of each annual guideline publication, the AHA highlights the “Top 10 Things to Know” at the beginning of each article, presenting the information most scientifically and clinically relevant to the reader. The accompanying infographic series, produced in collaboration with the CanadiEM Team, are based on these highlights!
Click on the links below to read the blog posts, download the PNG or PDF version of each 2020 infographic, and to get up to date on how you might help contribute to the growing rates of success in cardiac arrest:
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