The dust has just settled, you’ve achieved Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) in a cardiac arrest patient – now what? Post cardiac arrest syndrome has the potential for significant morbidity and mortality that persists long after ROSC. There are many priorities that exist in the immediate post ROSC scenario, and simultaneously addressing these emergent priorities are critical to caring for these patients. In a recent publication, Reardon et al identify a concise evidence-based review of the core concepts in the early resuscitation of a patient after out of hospital cardiac arrest.

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Peter Reardon

Peter Reardon

Dr. Peter Reardon is a 5th year Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa. He has a particular interest in difficult airway management, critical care ultrasound and resuscitative TEE, and the clinical application of machine learning models. He is currently undergoing fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Ottawa.
Shahbaz Syed
Dr. Syed is an staff Emergency physician at the Ottawa Hospital, with an fellowship in Digital Scholarship and special interests in rational resource utilization.