Friday, September 2, 2011

Stop The Presses (Yet Again)

Ok, remember how in cardiac arrests we used to do CPR until you had the pads on, and then we would stop to analyze the rhythm?

And then remember a few years ago we were told that we needed to do uninterrupted CPR for two minutes before we did ANYTHING?

Well, now it turns out that, at the least, the latter is no more beneficial than the former, and at worst, may be hurting our patients.

Evidence-based medicine is only as good as the evidence that begets it.

Now someone bring me MAST trousers and an amp of Bretylium....