Cardiac Arrest Protocol for Shorter Pauses in CPR

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By Michael Prats, MD on 10/29/18 06:00 AM

Are you sick of hearing about ultrasound and cardiac arrest? Do you think to yourself - "Why can't everyone just do it my way?." Well - for better or for worse (we think for the better), there are going to be more and more ultrasound and cardiac arrest articles. The reason is that point of care ultrasound can help so much in this situation, yet - it has also been shown to put people at risk for longer times without CPR. So what do we do? This article presents the CASA exam, a cardiac arrest ultrasound protocol, as a way to standardize the exam and (hopefully) minimize pauses in CPR.