What are the Top 5 Mistakes made during CPR? [Podcast]
This podcast will discuss Mr. Liss' thoughts on the top 5 mistakes made when performing CPR for the cardiac arrest patient. Using the most up-to-date information, Mr. Liss will identify the key areas that can be improved when veterinary teams are faced with performing CPR.
- To review basic concepts of CPR
- To identify key areas veterinary practices may be performing incorrect CPR
- To provide remedies to correct poor CPR technique
- Veterinary facilities need to only ventilate patients 10 breaths per minute.
- Doxopram is an outdated drug with no place in CPR due to its negative effects on the brain
- IV fluids need only be used in certain situations, not in every code
- There are multiple ways to deliver drugs in CPR, not just IV
- Training is the most important thing a veterinary practice can do to provide the highest quality CPR to their patient.
Q: Mr. Liss, can you give us a quick background of your experience regarding veterinary CPR?
A: Sure, I have spoken for almost 6 years and presented at numerous conferences on CPR, CPR techniques, the team approach to CPR, CPR pharmacology, and led countless hands-on sessions training how to perform CPR.
Q: So, in your opinion, what are the top 5 mistakes made when performing CPR?
A: These are the top 5: Ventilating too quickly, administering IV fluids unnecessarily, administering Dopram (doxopram), searching too long for an IV Catheter, and not being properly trained/prepared.
Q: So can you tell us a little more about each of these?
A: Sure. Mr. Liss expands on this further in the recording.
Q: Which of them do you think is the MOST important mistake made?
A: In my opinion, lack of regular training is the most serious mistake we make. Not being prepared.
Q: What can veterinary facilties do to correct these mistakes?
A: They can train on CPR, and understand the current research and guidelines put forth by the RECOVER project and available on www.veccs.org.
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