Current Articles of Note

New ACLS Guidelines Are Here

Adult Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
Mark S. Link, Lauren C. Berkow, Peter J. Kudenchuk, Henry R. Halperin, Erik P. Hess, Vivek K. Moitra, Robert W. Neumar, Brian J. O’Neil, James H. Paxton, Scott M. Silvers, Roger D. White, Demetris Yannopoulos, and Michael W. Donnino
Circulation. 2015;132:S444-S464

Summary: push hard and fast, use EtCO2, vasopressin is out, ECMO should be considered in some.

New PALS Here

Pediatric Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
Dianne L. Atkins, Stuart Berger, Jonathan P. Duff, John C. Gonzales, Elizabeth A. Hunt, Benny L. Joyner, Peter A. Meaney, Dana E. Niles, Ricardo A. Samson, and Stephen M. Schexnayder
Circulation. 2015;132:S519-S525

Summary: no big changes.

All other resuscitation guideline info and NRP Here

Landmark Articles

Chi JH, Knudson MM, Vassar MJ, McCarthy MC, Shapiro MB, Mallet S, Holcroft JJ, Moncrief H, Noble J, Wisner D, Kaups KL, Bennick LD, Manley GT. Prehospital hypoxia affects outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury: a prospective multicenter study. J Trauma. 2006;61(5):1134-41.

MacKenzie EJ, Rivara FP, Jurkovich GJ, Nathens AB, Frey KP, Egleston BL, Salkever DS, Scharfstein DO. A national evaluation of the effect of trauma-center care on mortality. N Engl J Med. 2006;354(4):366-78.

Wik L, Kramer-Johansen J, Myklebust H, Sorebo H, Svensson L, Fellows B, Steen PA. Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA. 2005 Jan; 293(3):299-304.