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This presentation was prepared for the Annual Edmonton Trauma Symposium, presented by the Association of Canadian Trauma Nurses (ACTN) on June 1st 2018.

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Do you know which tourniquet is the most effective, fastest to apply and best tolerated by patients? This poster was presented at #CAEP18 in Calgary Alberta Canada. Chris' excellent work has identified the strength of common improvised devices and the lack of standardized device evaluation methods.

Our team studied over 800 publicly available online videos of out of hospital cardiac arrest to gain important insights that could improve recognition and response. We created a registry of 165 verified high definition videos.  There's lots to be learned about what cardiac arrest actually looks like, potential barriers to recognition and response as well as bystander behaviour.

This poster was presented at #CAEP2018 in Calgary Alberta Canada.

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We were able to teach medics to effectively perform proximal external aortic compression (PEAC) to occlude blood flow in the abdominal aorta in healthy volunteers.

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The following are my slides and speaking notes from the Resuscitation in Motion conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

http://www.resusinmotion.ca/

The following work is a preliminary analysis. The ethics and methodology of this work is still in evolution. The format was Pecha Kucha, which means there was only 20 seconds allowed per slide with automatic transitions.

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The following is a supplement to our 2018 RiM presentation. They are an example of the kinds of "cardiac arrest" videos that are available on YouTube, just one potential source of online videos. Care has been taken to be respectful of the people in medical distress/cardiac arrest and only host videos where consent has been obtained. Our team believes many of these videos provide insight into what out of hospital cardiac arrests look like - potentially improving recognition and what bystander behaviour is - potentially improving first response training.

We have a database of 821 videos of cardiac arrest, of these 165 are high quality and "verified" to actually be cardiac arrest. If you have one, we would like you to share it with us. As researchers and health care professionals  we are obligated not to share or distribute it unless you provide us with written permission.

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Below are my teaching notes from a recent Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. I taught IO, death and dying, cardiac arrest management and bradycardia management for this class. I cover the mandatory content and mix in other evidence and experience based practices. A major reason I put this together is that there were some amazing experienced providers, advanced practice nurses and experts at resuscitation - so I wanted to come prepared. Much of this is borrowed and if so, I've tried to cite everything I can. Feel free to use/adapt and offer corrections. If you do, please cite us and let us know. I'd love to know how it is being used.

*Late edit after feedback - this content will likely not help you pass your course. This content is more for the experienced provider who performs resuscitation regularly as part of their work duties and is building on a very strong foundation of existing knowledge and skill.

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This was a presentation for the 34th Annual Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals Conference in Banff, AB.

It discusses tips and tricks for difficult: nasogastric & orogastric tube placement, urinary catheter placement, and briefly discusses the risk and process of inserting suprapubic catheters.

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At risk of appearing especially morbid, while exploring Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter posts tonight with the hashtag #cardiacarrest, I learned that a popular Korean celebrity has died of a sudden cardiac arrest. I do not want to take away from the significance and tragedy of their death in any way, but after an event like this, public appetite for cardiac arrest and resuscitation related information piques.

...continue reading "K-Pop performer Minwoo has sudden cardiac arrest, Korean search volumes skyrocket"