Did you ever wonder why we adjust for patient age and size for almost everything (meds, devices, intubations, casts) and yet we assume everyone should get compressions in the same place?!
When we first heard about u/s-guided compressions using transthoracic echo (TTE) many of us thought it was going to be near impossible. To our surprise – up to half of patients have decent A4C views that offer a glimpse at what is happening – and we have seen ETCO2 rise from 20 to 40 with correction of CPR position.
The limited evidence (mostly animal studies) is pretty compelling… then add the potential of improved views using TEE and suddenly intra-arrest care changes dramatically!
Check out this clip to learn more: https://vimeo.com/206051789
Better yet – want to discuss it? want to try it out on a simulator? Want to practice your scans?
Then register for SASKONO18 by going to www.sasksonic.com/sasksono
Deadline to register is Feb 15th, 2018!
Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested.
The Sasksonic team