Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in addition to usual care did not improve 30-day mortality in ED patients with undifferentiated hypotension, SBP <100mmHg.
There were no statistically significant differences in pressure-bag flow rates for 1L of NS through all three ports of a standard triple-lumen catheter (TLC) compared to a 16 gauge peripheral venous catheter (PVC) or a 6Fr sheath introducer. On gravity-flow, it was not statistically different from a 16 gauge PVC. But 14ga PVC and 8.5Fr sheath rates were superior in both instances.
Maintaining a diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of >/=25mm Hg in infants and >/= 30mm Hg in children over age 1 during CPR was associated with improved survival to discharge and improved neurologically intact survival. This is possible only if a child arrests and has invasive BP monitoring in place but is a good reminder that high quality CPR in all patients drastically impacts survival.