Episode 1 – Optimizing Survival Outcomes For Adult Patients With Nontraumatic Cardiac Arrest

Welcome to the inaugural episode of EMplify, the podcast corollary to EB Medicine’s Emergency Medicine Practice journal. For the first episode, we are going to focus on one of the most popular articles from last year, the October 2016 issue, entitled “Optimizing Survival Outcomes For Adult Patients With Nontraumatic Cardiac Arrest.”

We have one huge disclosure about this episode, as we will have for them all. The content was not originally created by us. This issue was authored by Dr. Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP at Johns Hopkins University. Here’s what we will cover:

Facts about cardiac arrest
A quick review of the latest iteration of the AHA guidelines
The pathophysiology
The differential
The common underlying causes
Prehospital care
Diagnostic imaging
Chest compressions and shock
Post-arrest cooling
Tools used to prognosticate
When to stop resuscitating
Special circumstances
Recent controversies and cutting-edge advances

Links and Resources:
Link to the post – http://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showTopic&topic_id=521
The New England Journal of Medicine – http://www.nejm.org/
Johns Hopkins University – https://www.jhu.edu/
AHA – http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
Email: emplify@ebmedicine.net

Last Updated on January 25, 2023

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