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Crew resource management prehospital resuscitation

M Müller, B Bergmann, T Koch, A Heller
Dynamic decision making is one of the key skills in crew resource management training in aviation. In emergency medicine it is important to practice this skill as a prerequisite for effective treatment of patients. We report a case of paraplegia after a road traffic accident and cervical spine injury. During the prehospital treatment the patient's state was re-evaluated at different times. Although the patient was initially unconscious the physician at the scene decided not to intubate the trachea as the level of consciousness improved during resuscitation...
August 2005: Der Anaesthesist
E D Bailey, G C Wydro, D C Cone
The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) supports out-of-hospital termination of resuscitation for adult, nontraumatic cardiac arrest patients who have not responded to full resuscitative efforts. The following factors should be considered in establishing termination of resuscitation protocols: 1) Termination of resuscitation may be considered for any adult patient who suffers sudden cardiac death that is likely to be medical. 2) Unwitnessed cardiac arrest with delayed initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) beyond 6 minutes and delayed defibrillation beyond 8 minutes has a poor prognosis...
April 2000: Prehospital Emergency Care
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