Best part of a cardiac arrest.

I assisted another crew with a cardiac arrest from a dialysis center. The call went as good as can be expected. After CPR, high quality I might add, intubation, even though he had severe kyphosis, I/O, defibrillation and start of hypothermia treatment we get ROSC.  Good blood pressures, good CO2 waveform. I thought maybe it was a Potassium problem since he was early into his dialysis treatment, but I was just told on follow up they’re thinking it was a pulmonary embolism.

Without a doubt early CPR turned this man’s fate, now to see if they can fix the embolism and hope the hypothermia treatment helps the patient’s outcome.

Best part of the cardiac arrest?
It wasn’t my report!

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