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IO: For More Than Just CPR Medications

"An IO for you, and an IO for me..." It is amazing how a series of tweets regarding a topic of interest can inspire a literature hunt leading to a blog post. Case in point:     This exchange led me to wonder about other medications, besides those that we typically use for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that can be effectively administered via the intraosseous (IO) route. After conducting a rather extensive literature search on the [...]

By |2013-12-19T10:51:00-05:00December 19th, 2013|EM PharmD Blog|2 Comments

Don’t Give Mag the Cold Shoulder: The Role of Magnesium in Therapeutic Hypothermia

In light of the JAMA and NEJM articles that have been recently published regarding outcomes associated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH) status post-cardiac arrest, I figured this would be a good time as any to cover complications associated with this phenomenon- namely, shivering. As we all know, the goal in TH status post-cardiac arrest is to reach a goal core body temperature between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius for a period of 12 to 24 hours in [...]

By |2013-12-16T13:33:00-05:00December 16th, 2013|EM PharmD Blog|1 Comment

Don't Give Mag the Cold Shoulder: The Role of Magnesium in Therapeutic Hypothermia

In light of the JAMA and NEJM articles that have been recently published regarding outcomes associated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH) status post-cardiac arrest, I figured this would be a good time as any to cover complications associated with this phenomenon- namely, shivering. As we all know, the goal in TH status post-cardiac arrest is to reach a goal core body temperature between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius for a period of 12 to 24 hours in [...]

By |2013-12-16T13:33:00-05:00December 16th, 2013|EM PharmD Blog|1 Comment