It was a quiet night on the ambulance for paramedics Alex and Sarah until they received a call for a cardiac arrest in a nearby apartment complex. They quickly sprang into action, grabbing their gear and rushing to the scene.
When they arrived, they found a man lying on the floor, unresponsive and not breathing. Alex began chest compressions while Sarah prepared the defibrillator. They worked together like a well-oiled machine, following their training to the letter.
Despite their efforts, the man remained unresponsive. They continued to perform CPR and deliver shocks with the defibrillator, but nothing worked. It was as if the man was already gone, and they could do nothing to bring him back.
Scratching their heads and preparing to intubate, Sarah reached into the jump kit and pulled out a medication vial. It was part of their RSI formulary. There is no use in using RSI for cardiac arrest… right?
William Heuser is speaking at FAST23 about RSI and do any of these medications have actual application in cardiac arrest. With so many new theories and controversies, William Heuser will demystify RSI and cardiac arrest.
William Heuser is a clinical critical care pharmacist, course director/clinical professor of pharmacology, clinical toxicologist, and certified flight paramedic/firefighter. William has presented at several national conferences across the United States and has extensive research experience in resuscitative medicine with several publications in peer-reviewed journals. As a clinical toxicologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, his research focuses on the acute resuscitation of critically ill and dying patients. His research focuses on developing novel pharmacological cocktails coupled with emergency cardiopulmonary bypass to save the lives of patients who fail traditional advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) treatment.
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