Polyethylene drapes used as a physical barrier to cover patients during defibrillation reduced electrical current to acceptable levels for medical personnel to continue compressions throughout defibrillation during cardiac arrest.
Advanced airway management (AAM) was associated with increased overall survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) (though not survival with favorable neurological outcome) in patients with non-shockable initial rhythm. There was no difference in survival with use of AAM in patients with initial shockable rhythm.
There was no difference in an endotracheal tube vs supraglottic airway for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the outcomes of return of spontaneous circulation, survival to admission, survival to discharge, or survival with good neurological outcome in studies with low risk of bias in this large metaanalysis.
We want to feature great free medical education #FOAMed resources from around the web. One I learned of this week is called Visualmed. It is run by a third year IM resident at UConn, Usama Nasir. It takes key RCTs and turns them into infographics.