Tag Archives: cardiac arrest

How to master CPR

EMS director and CPR aficionado Bill Reed gives a primer on High Performance CPR. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/How_you_should_do_CPR.mp3 Direct Download   High Performance CPR core principles Rate = 110 (100-120). Metronome set at 110. Depth = 2.0-2.5 inches. Full recoil (no leaning). Focus on rate & depth. Listen for 15 second countdown warning of upcoming compressor switch. Change …

No CPR in Trauma Arrest?

In October 2013, Scotty Weingart was on the show and suggested that closed chest CPR has no role in traumatic cardiac arrest. It made sense because, after all, the things that cause a traumatic arrest won’t be helped by closed chest compressions. Tension pneumothorax, pericardial tamponade, hypovolemia from exsanguination – pushing on the chest isn’t going …