Traumatic cardiac arrest - a waste of time or wasted opportunity?


Presented by Dr Cliff Reid Presentation Synopsis: When major trauma results in cardiac arrest, the prognosis is poor and many clinicians may be tempted to consider resuscitation futile. However, reversible causes may be present and timely appropriate resuscitation may in some cases result in full recovery. This presentation discusses these causes and treatments, including the limitations of some standard approaches and how advanced medical interventions may overcome them.

Bio: Dr Cliff Reid is an emergency physician and prehospital & retrieval medicine specialist. He is the Director of Training for the Greater Sydney Area Helicopter Emergency Medical Service at NSW Ambulance and a Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney University Medical School. He is passionate about multi professional education and team-based resuscitation. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine.



30 minutes
19th Aug 2016
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