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Mistakes that Kill during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Too Slow or Too Fast Chest Compressions Too Shallow or Too Deep Chest Compressions Too Many or Too Slow Breaths Leaning on the Chest Too Many Interruptions Giving Up Too Soon Too Slow Adaptation     Oxygen Bubble Bottles or Bacteria Swimming Pools? Humidified oxygen is widely administered in hospitals […]

Local Anaesthesia Toxicity (LAST)

The key in managing LAST is prevention. Know your dose, know your maximum dose, always aspirate prior to injection and ask patient about symptoms Lidocaine toxicity cardiovascular complications are typically preceded by neurological signs/symptoms. If these develop, stop administration, place patient on monitor and ready your antidote Bupivacaine toxicity can be sudden and catastrophic. If […]

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