Continuous CPR vs 30:2

Getting CPR right is important. We talk about rate and depth and recoil and duty cycle. All those things need to be right to achieve even low flow. Remember that even with the best CPR we may only achieve about 50% of normal cardiac output. Delaying CPR, taking inappropriate breaks and poor technique affect the…

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Why is the CO2 so high?

A 29 yo female presents with tachycardia and shortness of breath and some pleuritic chest pain. She has driven from interstate for the last 8 hours. Examination reveals vitals of: Heart rate of 108bpm sinus BP 105/68 Saturations of 87% on room air The physical examination is normal. The working diagnosis is a pulmonary embolism.…

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