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The ABCDE of post resuscitation care

Following 10 minutes of CPR and two shocks for VT, Nadia shows signs of life. After the third rhythm check, with respiratory effort noted, the defib was disarmed using the COACHED sequence. What is the next step in determining the plan of care for Nadia?

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High Performance CPR
High Performance CPR
Susan Helmrich

Successful resuscitation attempts rely on the optimisation of cerebral and coronary perfusion. For this to occur it is important to work like a NASCAR pit crew and deliver high performance CPR.

How Graded Assertiveness Can Improve Patient Safety and Team Dynamics
How Graded Assertiveness Can Improve Patient Safety and Team Dynamics
Grace Larson

Explore the critical role of graded assertiveness in healthcare communication, empowering teams to improve patient safety. Assertive communication fosters collaboration and accountability, navigating complexities within hospital settings effectively to create a culture of safety.

Understanding Drowning: Insights for Healthcare Professionals
Understanding Drowning: Insights for Healthcare Professionals
Grace Larson

In this article we explore the stages of drowning, CPR's role in a patient's rescue and innovative resuscitation techniques for improved patient outcomes.

Closing the gender gap in CPR - What is your responsibility as a healthcare professional?
Closing the gender gap in CPR - What is your responsibility as a healthcare professional?
Grace Larson

Research reveals a notable gender gap in CPR provision, with women less likely to receive timely and effective resuscitation. CPR is vital in emergencies like cardiac arrest. This blog explores reasons for the disparity, strategies for improvement, and offers guidance on performing CPR on women to enhance equitable life-saving care.

Clinical Snapshot - Carl has become obtunded
Clinical Snapshot - Carl has become obtunded
Deb Evans

In this urgent scenario, Carl's respiratory distress prompts the question of rapid sequence induction. The case includes impending airway compromise, the risks of an unprotected airway, and key elements for successful intubation. A challenging airway situation unfolds.

Keeping the beat in 2024: Medcast & RACGP renew partnership for online CPR
Keeping the beat in 2024: Medcast & RACGP renew partnership for online CPR
Kate Clutton

A renewed partnership between Medcast and RACGP will ensure RACGP members have privileged access to discounted Basic Life Support training. The online course, meticulously aligned with guidelines, enables GPs to fulfil mandatory CPR course requirements.

Creating an effective cognitive aid for advanced life support training and maximising efficiency in resuscitation
Creating an effective cognitive aid for advanced life support training and maximising efficiency in resuscitation
Susan Helmrich

This blog explores the ALS Algorithm and looks at how Medcast are trialling an adaptation of the 2023 updated ANZCOR Adult Advanced Life Support flowchart. The aim is to test its useability as a cognitive aid in ALS training to reduce cognitive load, enhance team performance and improve emergency decision-making.

Revised ANZCOR Adult Advanced Life Support flowchart
Revised ANZCOR Adult Advanced Life Support flowchart
Jenny Browne

Explore ANZCOR's 2023 updates to the Adult Advanced Life Support flowchart. Key changes include CPR terminology, airway adjunct prompts, and a nuanced approach to reversible causes.

Medcast courses eligible for grant funding under the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP)
Medcast courses eligible for grant funding under the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP)
Kate Clutton

Our courses have gained recognition for their comprehensive and practical approach to training healthcare professionals.