Pulseless Electrical Activity ( PEA ) is confusing! The diagnosis and treatment of PEA is bogged down by terminology and misunderstandings. Spurred by a recent interview I did with Anton Helman of EM Cases, I lay down some of my thoughts on PEA here.
The last time I discussed these issues was 5 years ago with Zack and Joe on EDECMO 13.
PEA Progression to ROSC
Narrow / Wide doesn't Work
Rory breaks it down on the CCnerd in a post about QRS size in PEA.
What to Do if You Have Compressions/POCUS Pulse but No BP
Critical Care and Neurocritical Care Boards Review Book
Just fantastic! (Note: i received a reviewers' copy of this book)
The Right Heart being Big doesn't mean PE during Arrest (from Ultrasound Podcast)
Now on to the Podcast…
- EMCrit 289 – Ketamine Only Intubation Paper with Brian Driver - January 12, 2021
- EMCrit 288 – Neurogenic Shock & Should we be Using Vasopressors for Hemorrhagic Shock? - December 29, 2020
- EMCrit 287 – Thoracotomy Masterclass with Dennis Kim - December 10, 2020