Optimizing Survival Outcomes for Adult Patients with Nontraumatic Cardiac Arrest (Pharmacology CME) - $49.00
Publication Date: October 2016 (Volume 18, Number 10)
CME Credits: 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits. CME expires 10/1/2019
Specialty CME Credits:: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 0.5 Pharmacology CME credits, subject to your state and institutional approval.
Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
William J. Brady, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine; Chair, Medical Emergency Response Committee; Medical Director, Emergency Management, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
Faheem Guirgis, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida Health Jacksonville, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Research, Jacksonville, FL
Excerpt From This Issue
Shortly after starting your night shift, you get STAT paged to bed 34. You rush to the room and find the nurses giving chest compressions. You wrack your brain to remember sign-out – wasn’t this the man who came in with chest pain, no ECG changes, but a concerning history? He was stable, just waiting on an inpatient bed! Not anymore, you sigh. You hold compressions to take a look at the monitor, and see V-fib. “Charge to 200 joules,” you say. “Clear!” calls the tech. The patient jumps with the force of the electricity. The nurse resumes compressions, but a few moments later, the patient moans, moving his hand to his chest. As you hold on compressions and continue to stabilize the patient, you wonder if he would be a good candidate to go to the cath lab . . .