The following slideset was delivered to the EM Residency at Nassau University Medical Center on January 27, 2016. It is a resident level introduction to mechanical ventilation which includes basic trouble shooting but does not go into advanced ventilation strategies.
The Annals of Emergency Medicine will soon be publishing the following article:
The Ethics of Using the Recently Deceased to Instruct Residents in Cricothyrotomy by Dr. Andrew Makowski
— Casey Parker (@broomedocs) January 21, 2015
Followed by this, from Dr. Seth Trueger:
— Seth Trueger (@MDaware) January 21, 2015
Now, although I was happy to read the piece and felt that Dr. Makowski really did a great job of getting down to the key issues, I’ve begun to wonder. How common is the practice of performing invasive procedures on recently deceased patients in the Emergency Department? Have you seen this happen? Heard of it? Ever participated?
Please help us out by taking a minute to respond to this short poll (also embedded below). It’s just my attempt to get a sense of how the EM and Critical Care communities – at least those who are online – feel about the question.
~Many thanks to Dr’s Parker and Truger who took the time to give the survey a once-over prior to release.
If you have any trouble with the embedded form, just follow this link: http://goo.gl/forms/5CXxmDMXpC – please share with your friends!
The poll will be accepting responses until Feb. 6 at 23:59, US ET (GMT-5).
Slides from the session Jeremy Faust and I presented at Resuscitation 2014, including course faculty contact info: