Don’t lolly-gag around with that ultrasound probe during the pulse check!

Why are you killing your patients with ultrasound? Ok, maybe you’re not killing them, but you might NOT be making things any better if you lolly-gag around with that ultrasound probe during the pulse check.
How good are we at estimating 10 second pulse checks? How good are we at getting in and getting out with the probe during CPR pauses? Mallin and Mike Allison address this question and talk about Allison’s recent Resuscitation paper , it’s findings, and what it means for your next cardiac arrest patient.
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  3. Has anyone thought about doing US pulse check using linear probe in the carotid/femoral aa area w/ color? That might be easier to get than getting cardiac windows during the frenzy of cardiac arrest and also confirm that the cardiac activity is actually generating meaningful enough pressure to perfuse end organs.

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