In this Mind of the Resuscitationist Episode, I discuss stop points: one for when you are using multiple vasopressors and especially about a cognitive stop point whenever things are going south.
2nd Vasopressor Stop Point
Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) Exam
The RUSH Exam will allow rapid diagnosis of the cause of non-trauma hypotension
Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
See this crashing patient chapter for more on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
Cognitive Stop Points for the Resuscitationist
Use this method whenever the situation doesn’t add up or is going bad:
- Announce you have no idea what the f**k is going on
- Eliminate ALL assumptions
- Troubleshoot like an engineer
My friend Clay Smith of the KeepingUp Podcast has just put out a new, FREE!, IOS app called Upshot that combines his literature reviews and podcasts into one beautiful package.
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