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EMGuidewire's Podcast

Oct 25, 2019

Join the EMGuideWire crew as they discuss some tips and pearls on how to skillfully run a medical resuscitation.


  • Preparation is everything. Get your staff, and get your stuff! 
  • Call out names, be redundant, and say what you are thinking out loud
  • Don’t go for the tube! Supraglottic airways are quicker and safer! 
  • High quality compressions are life saving. 
  • V-tach and V-fib are usually ischemic. PEA is usually non-cardiac
  • PEA? Is it Wide or Narrow? Narrow - think procedural. Wide - think chemical.
  • Ultrasound is your friend. RV strain, pericardial tamponade, and pneumothorax can all be quickly found!
  • Wide complex (but not V-tach) is hyperkalemia until proven otherwise. Provide Calcium Chloride (not gluconate). 

Summarized by Travis Barlock, MD PGY-1