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CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Feb 24, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 9 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine

Episode Overview:

  1. List 10 etiologies of non-traumatic cardiac arrest
  2. List the two most important determinants of good outcomes in cardiac arrest
  3. List the components of good quality CPR
  4. List 6 ways to monitor CPR
  5. What are 3 hard indicators of adequate perfusion during CPR?
  6. What are your post-cardiac arrest goals?


  1. List 4 contraindications to CPR
  2. ACLS algorithms talk through – you must know!
    1. pulseless VT or VF
    2. PEA
      • list all the 5H’s and 5T’s
        1. asystole
        2. respiratory arrest
        3. brain arrest / cognitive arrest
  3. Sleuthing out why the patient arrested? (our approach to the hx and physical)