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Monday, November 7, 2022

POCUS in Cardiac Arrest

TAMING THE SRU
TAMING THE SRU - By Sim Mand - November 07, 2022
SUMMARY 
Echocardiography can be a powerful tool in the rapid evaluation and management of reversible causes of non-traumatic, non-shockable cardiac arrest. Preliminary literature remains promising in the utility of echocardiography as a prognostic tool in cardiac arrest to identify patients with higher likelihood of achieving ROSC with cardiac activity present, or those that may benefit from earlier termination of resuscitation with cardiac standstill. However, at this time, the evidence is not robust enough to support POCUS use as a single prognosticating factor to terminate resuscitative efforts.