Welcome to April Journal Club! Today we tackle the question of observing patients in the ED on a monitor after a syncopal episode, BVM ventilation and intubation, and whether to activate the cath lab immediately after ROSC. These issues represent dilemmas we face everyday in the ED and these articles help shed light on practice.
Duration of Electrocardiographic Monitoring of Emergency Department Patients With Syncope
Bag-Mask Ventilation during Tracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults
we also talk mention this article from 1970
Rapid induction-intubation for prevention of gastric-content aspiration. Which you can find free here
Coronary Angiography after Cardiac Arrest without ST-Segment Elevation
Hope you enjoy the podcast – and DON’T THROW OUT THE PEEP VALVE WHEN YOU OPEN A BVM KIT – USE IT!!!!