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BVM For Life | Only The Vulnerable

The JournalFeed podcast for the week of Dec 18-22, 2023.

These are summaries from just 2 of the 5 article we cover every week! For access to more, please visit JournalFeed.org for details about becoming a member.

Monday Spoon Feed:

For the majority of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients undergoing standard (30:2 compressions:breaths) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to definitive airway placement, bag-valve mask (BVM) ventilations did not achieve adequate lung volumes most of the time. Receiving adequate BVM ventilations >50% of the time was associated with significantly higher rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and survival.

Friday Spoon Feed:

This was a stratified analysis of patients according to vulnerability to complications from COVID-19; it showed clinical benefit in most extremely vulnerable groups, but less benefit for healthier patients, even over age 70.

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