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The Icy Truth: The World of Resuscitation is NOT Flat

For those looking for a better way to preserve the brain and vital organs in the future, an article released recently about work by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital may give us a peek at a future tool in our resuscitation toolbox.

It’s a process that might prove valuable if used in conjunction with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), impedance threshold devices (ITDs) and head-up CPR to keep people in a suspended state of animation until their malady is found, corrected and allowed to begin healing.

Massachusetts General is the original and largest teaching hospital at Harvard Medical School. Their work is visionary and must be respected. In the article…

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 The Icy Truth: The World of Resuscitation is NOT Flat

For those looking for a better way to preserve the brain and vital organs in the future, an article released recently about work by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital may give us a peek at a future tool in our resuscitation toolbox.

10 Commandments of Resuscitation

The purpose of this reflection article, based on different resuscitation workshops that have been carried out since 2000 at Colombian Society of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation (S.C.A.R.E) and Universidad Nacional de Colombia., is to share a simple and practical set of 10 rules that must be followed in order to achieve successful resuscitation.

GO-FAR (Good Outcome Following Attempted Resuscitation) Score

Predicts survival to discharge with good outcome after in-hospital cardiac arrest.


REBOA is a minimally invasive technique using a balloon catheter to temporarily occlude large vessels in support of hemorrhage control. Hemorrhage leads to cardiovascular collapse then death unless blood flow to the heart muscle and brain is maintained. For patients with truncal hemorrhage, resuscitative aortic occlusion helps maintain blood flow to critical organs until the hemorrhage can be definitively controlled via surgery. Until REBOA, resuscitative aortic occlusion required an invasive surgical procedure which resulted in high mortality and significant resource usage. The ER-REBOA™ Catheter is specifically designed for use during REBOA.

Resuscitation medicine education.


Resuscitation is a monthly international and interdisciplinary medical journal. The papers published deal with the aetiology, pathophysiology and prevention of cardiac arrest, resuscitation training, clinical resuscitation, and experimental resuscitation research, although papers relating to animal studies will be published only if they are of exceptional interest and related directly to clinical cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Resuscitation Central

The difference between the current survival rates and what is possible has given rise to the need for Resuscitation Central, where you can find the latest non-commercial information on new approaches and technologies making improvements possible. Serving as an educational and informative portal for all things resuscitation, this site aims to provide physicians, nurses, and emergency personnel with valuable clinical information, expert resources, and a fresh look at all facets of resuscitation today.

Resuscitation Council UK

We provide education and reference materials to healthcare professionals and the general public in the most effective methods of resuscitation.

Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium

The mission of the Resuscitation Consortium is to provide infrastructure and project support for clinical trials and other outcome-oriented research in the areas of cardiopulmonary arrest and severe traumatic injury that will rapidly lead to evidence-based change in clinical practice. The focus on prehospital and early hospitalization interventions recognizes the critical importance of this time frame and early congruence between the emergency cardiac and trauma populations.


ROSC-U™ is our new Electromechanical Mechanical CPR Device based upon the Weil™ Mini Chest Compressor currently being used by both EMS services and hospitals to improve patient outcomes.

Resuscitation Academy

The goal of the Resuscitation Academy is to improve survival from cardiac arrest. This will be achieved through the enrollment of EMS managers, EMS directors and EMS medical directors, in a program conducted by Seattle Medic One and King County EMS.

Australian Resuscitation Council

The Australian Resuscitation Council produces Guidelines to meet its objectives in fostering uniformity and simplicity in resuscitation techniques and terminology. Guidelines are produced after consideration of all available scientific and published material and are only issued after acceptance by all member organisations.

Critical Care and Resuscitation Journal

Critical Care and Resuscitation (CC&R) is the official scientific journal of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM). The Journal is a quarterly publication (ISSN 1441-2772) with original articles of scientific and clinical interest in the specialities of Critical Care, Intensive Care, Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine and related disciplines.

European Resuscitation Council

Bringing resuscitation to the world. The offers a wide range of courses and guidelines concerning modern-day CPR.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Welcome to National Resuscitation Portal...

International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) was formed in 1992 to provide a forum for liaison between principal resuscitation organisations worldwide. Although the criteria for participation were not closely defined, member organisations were expected to have an accepted remit for creating resuscitation guidelines, preferably for more than one country, and to be multidisciplinary in membership.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates e​ffective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery.

New Zealand Resuscitation Council

Setting the standard for resuscitation and first aid in New Zealand.

Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine

The primary topics of interest in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine (SJTREM) are the pre-hospital and early in-hospital diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of emergency medicine, trauma, and resuscitation.

Suspended Animation Gets Real

This history of people-freezing, in one nifty timeline.


NeoResus is a specialized training program that has been designed to standardize the way in which newborn resuscitation is taught in Victoria and other areas of Australia.


Staff Emergency Medicine Physician with a niche and passion for --> trauma, austere medicine, damage control resuscitation and prolonged field care.

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