Tag: defibrillation

Is “Epi” Killing Your Patient?

It’s 15 minutes from change of shift, and you are recovering from a busy overnight in the critical care area of the ED. Suddenly, an intubated patient rolls in the door without prior notification, and EMS is performing chest compressions.…

VT, VF, and Electrical Storm

Here’s the scene: A 60 year-old man with a recent NSTEMI is admitted for pneumonia. The nurse suddenly calls you to the bedside, because the patient is unresponsive. He has no pulse, so you start chest compressions. Initial rhythm is…