Heads Up CPR

DrParasite

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Heads up CPR... anyone using it? good/bad/snake oil claims?







 

CCCSD

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As soon as Medic One does it, the rest of the world will be required to follow suit.
 

akflightmedic

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Surprisingly.....they are doing Heads Up CPR here locally in Louisiana!!! It blew my mind.
They are using this device.

 

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That seems interesting it just needs a cohort of research to support it. I always thought that mechanical CPR would be more advanced by now and providing negative chest recoil. I created a cohort of research on mechanical CPR a few semesters ago. Down time and early access to cpr and defibrillation are the most detrimental to resuscitation.
 

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That seems interesting it just needs a cohort of research to support it. I always thought that mechanical CPR would be more advanced by now and providing negative chest recoil. I created a cohort of research on mechanical CPR a few semesters ago. Down time and early access to cpr and defibrillation are the most detrimental to resuscitation.
Our medical director is a hard no until there is actual data to support it. It does make theoretical sense, but she wants to see real numbers showing a difference before she moves in.

In her words, it is not the standard of care at this time so we will not be doing it..
 
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Our medical director is a hard no until there is actual data to support it. It does make theoretical sense, but she wants to see real numbers showing a difference before she moves in.

In her words, it is not the standard of care at this time so we will not be doing it..
Based on what I heard at EMSWorld, the data has been obtained and it looks very promising: it just hasn't been published yet.

it should be peer-reviewed and published in the next few months. I am looking forward to reading it.
 
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One of the heads up CPR vendors sent me this information... Not going to lie, if this is accurate, than it could be a game changer....

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MonkeyArrow

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One of the heads up CPR vendors sent me this information... Not going to lie, if this is accurate, than it could be a game changer....
I don’t believe the magnitude of this effect for one second. First off, non-randomized data. But all that aside, the notion that ANY intervention can increase survival/neurologically intact survival >4x compared to standard of care is unfathomable. Treatment effects just aren’t that large in modern medicine.
 

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