Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pt 5: advanced life support

Advanced life support (ALS) can only be initiated once basic life support (BLS) has begun. Where BLS refers to the initial stages of intubation, ventilation and chest compression, ALS is the advanced stage where vasopressors, positive inotropes, anticholinergics, correction of electrolyte disturbances, volume deficits, severe anemia and defibrillation are performed. This is an important aspect … Read more

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pt 4: monitoring equipment

Monitoring devices are crucial in the success of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Many monitoring modalities can be used during CPR for the assessment of the adequacy of CPR efforts and the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). These monitoring devices, however, should never be used as a sole mechanism to confirm cardiopulmonary arrest. Indeed, commencement of CPR … Read more

Man Pulled A Lifeless Puppy From River, Resuscitation Failed & His Wife Had A Plan

Small creatures are particularly prone to be harmed. If they’re lost from their mothers, the world becomes a lot more dangerous. When one guy witnessed a tiny puppy floating down the river, he recognized he had to act right away. His tiny body appeared lifeless in this video clip. Image / Story Source Credit: The … Read more

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pt3: airway access

Hypoxia and hypercapnia have both been shown to reduce success in resuscitating human and veterinary patients – highlighting the importance of airway access and ventilation in the early phases of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Although the benefit of early ventilation – within the initial minutes of CPR – is not clear in animals, it appears to … Read more

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pt 2: basic life support

In the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines, CPR is divided into basic and advanced life support. Basic life support (BLS) involves the act of chest compressions and ventilation. Prior to the CPR guidelines – developed by the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation initiative, based on extensive, systemic veterinary literature reviews – no standardization exists in CPR … Read more

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Nothing quite describes “the worst nightmare” better than having to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on our patients. Matters will only be worse if we are unprepared for it. When I say “we”, it’s not just us veterinarians, but everyone involved, since each person’s action – or lack of action – has a direct impact on … Read more