When I tried to take the old Jamshidi needle out, it wouldn’t budge. I had bent it when I screwed it in. All the short four minutes to the hospital I spend trying to yank the dam thing out while a firefighter did CPR, and my rider squeezed the ambu-bag.
You slammed in two large bore IVs and had the fluid running fast and wide. Two 14’s was an A plus. A 14 and a 16 was good. Two 16’s was border line. Anything less was not worthy of the patch on your shoulder.
In a study encompassing over 400,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests in Japan from 2005-2008, researchers are declaring that epinephrine in cardiac arrest may lead to worse survival and neurological outcomes than no drug at all.