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.
Dr. Peter Reardon is an FRCPC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care physician, having done his training at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Shahbaz Syed is a FRCPC Emergency Physician at the University of Ottawa, he is also the assistant director of Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination, and Co-Editor in Chief of the EMOttawa Blog.