Push my Buttons – Mechanical CPR

PRINTABLE HANDOUT PDF DOWNLOAD Automated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Mechanical CPR Good quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may improve cardiac and neurologic outcomes following cardiac arrest and this can theoretically be facilitated by various Mechanical CPR Devices that we will look at in this discussion.  Early CPR has been associated with increased survival and is therefore very important … More Push my Buttons – Mechanical CPR

Sgarbossa Criteria in Bundle Branch Blocks and Paced Rhythm

ECG Case Study Case Study – A 64 year old male with history of Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiac Stents and Pacemaker Insertion presents with chest pain whilst riding a bicycle.   His vitals are normal but he has ongoing Chest Pain and Sweating. He looks unwell from the end of the bed. The 12 lead … More Sgarbossa Criteria in Bundle Branch Blocks and Paced Rhythm

Intimate Examinations

PDF Download of this Document: Intimate Examination PDF Overview Per Rectal (PR) and Genital Examinations are taught in the undergraduate medical curriculum and often thought to be an integral part of a complete medical examination. I am still haunted by bad memories such as being delegated a ‘stand alone’ PR examination on 19 year old … More Intimate Examinations

R.E.D. – Ruthlessly Efficient Defibrillation

Ruthlessly Efficient Defibrillation (RED) There are 3 key priorities in managing an Adult patient in Cardiac Arrest: Giving Effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – The most recent revision of the CPR guidelines (2010) have emphasised the ‘C-AB’ approach in adult patients because interruptions in CPR are likely to lead to a diminished chance of achieving Return … More R.E.D. – Ruthlessly Efficient Defibrillation