A better bridge?

Head on over to Emcrit to read Rory Spiegel’s take on mechanical CPR.  I’m fairly sure Rory has been reading the sporadic ranting of a certain paramedic on this topic, hence his brilliant, insightful work.  I’ll let him have his moment though 😉

The key to mCPR being useful is selecting the right patient who can benefit from other therapies (and being good at applying it).   Some patients should not be resuscitated; some patients should; and some, who fail an initial trial of human CPR (hCPR), should be considered for mCPR as a bridge to further treatment.  Routine use of mCPR in the place of hCPR has routinely proven useless.

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