Critical cardiovascular skills and procedures in the emergency department.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;31(1):151-206
Authors: L'italien AJ
The management of cardiovascular emergencies is a fundamental component of the practice of an emergency practitioner. Delays in the evaluations and management can lead to significant morbidity or mortality. It is of vital importance to be familiar with procedures such as pericardiocentesis, cardioversion, defibrillation, temporary pacing, and options for the management of tachyarrhythmias. This article discusses the most common cardiovascular procedures encountered in an emergency setting, including the indications, contraindications, equipment, technique, and complications for each procedure.
PMID: 23200332 [PubMed - in process]