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Double Sequential External Defibrillation

Double Sequential External Defibrillation was successfully used in a pilot study by Cheskes, et al. and…

Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP)

Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) is calculated as: 1/3 Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) + 2/3 Diastolic Blood…

LVAD Tips

End-stage left sided heart failure may be treated with implantation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device…

NIH Stroke Scale

General Principles: Administer stroke scale items in the order listed. Record performance in each category after…

SALAD – Intubation Technique

Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy for Airway Decontamination  SALAD is an airway intubation technique utilized for patients who…

ACLS Summary

Cardiac Arrest:  CPR Shock VF/VT Epinephrine 1 mg q3-5min One of the following may be considered…

VBG vs ABG

Notes: In a meta-analysis, Bloom et al. note that there is good correlation between arterial and…

Radiology Measurements & Follow Up

GB Ultrasound 1,2: GB wall <4mm, measured anteriorly at thinnest portion. CBD width <4mm + 1 mm…

RUSH Protocol

Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) The HIMAP protocol was originally published by Weingart et…

Pediatric Vital Signs

Source: Pedscases.com (reproduced with permission),  Printable Chart Further information regarding pediatric hypertension: National Heart, Lung, and Blood…