Tips & Tricks

#POCUS tips at coffee time from @cliffreid at the last Resuscitology course

Resuscitology: learning, connection, and positive change • LITFL @cliffreid explains the @resuscitology course philosophy


Suggested framework for helping us strive for excellence used in the @resuscitology course #StEmlynsLIVE

Here’s more on clinical applications of #GPAS from my @SydneyHEMS colleague @cliffreid #StEmlynsLIVE #InPursuitOfExcellence #FOAMed

Some feedback @drgeoffhealy needs to work on for the next Resuscitology course in November

The look you make when you hear a clinical resuscitation gem from @precordialthump...

Standard chest compression depth may be inadequate in arrested patients with high BMI or high thoracic anteroposterior diameter.

Use ETCO2 to optimise chest compressions in the prehospital/ward setting. In ED and ICU an arterial line would be even better

The AHA/ASA updated its guidelines in 2018 for Early Management of Patients
With Acute Ischemic Stroke

Full text is available at:

In an American study, prehospital BLUNT traumatic arrest without signs of life on arrival in hospital constituted 14% (45/310) of emergency department resuscitative thoracotomies WITHOUT documented survivors.

Thanks for the suggestion @ducschub
However what makes Resuscitology special is the connection and sharing of what can be deep and sometimes painful professional experiences. We think it needs a relatively small group and face-to-face interaction, with guaranteed confidentiality

A smattering of human factors issues raised in submitted cases for Resuscitology


Come and take part in November

Much of Resuscitology involves how we can improve human factors issues.

Our growing bank of submitted cases provides amazing substrate for case analysis so our course participants leave with a clear plan on how to prevent or improve such scenarios.

This is where we hold the Autumn Resuscitology course.


Cardiac arrest teams in top performing hospitals:

- Are multiprofessional
- Empower nurse team leaders
- Do not rely on junior trainees
- Communicate effectively
- Have predefined team roles
- Train as they fight: have unscheduled mock codes
- Debrief

Experience of the Resuscitology course shared by @drmatoliver


On the Resuscitology course, we analyse tough, real resus cases brought by both participants and faculty. It gets deep but the aim is to come away with strategies for lasting change.


Intubation without neuromuscular blocking agents is associated with significantly increased risks of difficult intubation and upper airway discomfort or injury according to recent Cochrane systematic review

Fantastic interprofessional in situ simulation at @AlfredHealth today with overhead 360 camera: ECMO CPR in the emergency department with a cannulatable manikin #HcSimWeek18 thanks to my awesome ED/ICU/ CHI colleagues for making it happen!

@resuscitology Here's the link to the full text article and we've done some 'tidying' with the algorithm to make it easy to read/use! @mdlyttle @DefProfEM @PERUKItweep @AnnetteRickard @timnutbeam

The first consensus-based algorithm for the management of paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest
- principles similar to approach in adults: focus on bleeding and obstructive causes, with deprioritised CPR/adrenaline

from @JamieVassallo and team


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