Papers of Jan ’17

Happy New Year!!!

The publishing world seems to have wound down a bit for the festive break, but 4 papers caught out eye that can add some further context to practice in the Resus Room.

Firstly we take a look at two papers looking at the conversion from non-shockable to shockable rhythms in cardiac arrest, both the likelihood and the associated prognosis.

Next up we have a look at a paper focussing on Cerebral Performance Categories (CPC’s) and their reliability as an outcome for studies.

Lastly we have a look at the recent Cochrane Review on video laryngoscopy vs direct laryngoscopy for adult intubation.

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References & Further Reading

Age-specific differences in prognostic significance of rhythmconversion from initial non-shockable to shockable rhythm and subsequent shock delivery in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Funada A. Resuscitation. 2016

Conversion to shockable rhythms during resuscitation and survivalfor out-of hospital cardiac arrestWah W. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 

Inter-rater reliability of post-arrest cerebral performance category(CPCscoresGrossestreuer AV. Resuscitation. 2016

Videolaryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for adult patients requiring tracheal intubationLewis SR. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 

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