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Friday, October 12, 2018

CPR IN TCA

The Collective - October 11, 2018
‘Don’t compress the chest in traumatic arrest…’ That’s the narrative. But Alan Garner has questions.
Do you do chest compressions in traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA)?
Don’t be dopey, right? Compressions are not important compared with seeking and correcting reversible causes. Indeed you can just omit the compressions altogether and transport the patient without them as they are detrimental in hypovolaemia and obstructive causes of arrest, right?
I would like to work through the logic of this. I think the nidus of an idea got dropped into a super saturated FOAMEd solution and Milton the Monster* precipitated out. The end result might be an approach that got extrapolated way beyond the biologically plausible..."