Highlight video of this year’s critical care conference.
Three interesting papers about out of the hospital cardiac arrest. Rejan’s paper shows that over 13% of patients will survive after resuscitation for longer than 25 minutes. The paper published by Reynolds suggests efforts longer than 47 minutes may be futile. Jabre’s research suggests that three objective criteria can be used to predict hospital survival from cardiac arrest with almost 100% sensitivity and specificity.
Reading these four articles yields the required four hours of credit:
HINTS 60 min
Endostroke 30 min
Isolated brainstem sx 30min
Rapid stroke 60 min
Thrombectomy 60 min
The most essential concern about PE is correctly triaging. Patients with shock have a high risk of death and quickly need systemic thrombolytics unless contraindications exist. Patients without signs of right ventricular dysfunction are low risk and can be treated with anticoagulation only.