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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Emergency Department During COVID-19

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Emergency Department During COVID-19

Emergency medical services (EMS) is called for a 65-year-old man with a 1-week history of cough, fever, and mild shortness of breath now reporting chest pain. Vitals on scene were HR 110, BP 135/90, SpO2 88% on room air. EMS arrives at the emergency department (ED).

As the patient is moved to a negative pressure room, he becomes unresponsive with no palpable pulse.

What next steps should be discussed in order to protect the team and achieve the best possible patient outcome?

CriticalCare.news
June 15, 2020

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