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July podcast/audio is now posted, check it out. Highlights:
-Self-care barriers for CHF patients: are most ED visits inevitable?
-Communication between doctor and patient surrounding ACS admissions: there isn’t much…
-Is the Golden Hour still golden?
-Boston bombings: preventing future IT problems that affected response
-HIV ‘care continuum': is it being respected in the ED?
And much much more. Email any time at firstname.lastname@example.org,
“They RSI’d me…they cannulated me…
Here I am today, two months later…”
Joe Ornato, a pillar in the world of resuscitation, suffered a massive PE and arrested upon arrival to the Virginia Commonwealth University Emergency Department in April 2015. First: hats off!!! to the Emergency Department, the resuscitation team, the CT surgeons and entire staff at VCU. How it all unfolded is amazing! You MUST listen to this episode to hear the details…
Joseph P. Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP
Dr. Joseph P. Ornato is professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. He is also medical director of the Richmond Ambulance Authority, the Prehospital Paramedic System serving Richmond, Va. Dr. Ornato is triple board certified (internal medicine, cardiology, emergency medicine) and is an active researcher in the field of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Dr. Ornato is an editor of the journal Resuscitation. He is past Chairman of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and its Advanced Cardiac Life Support Subcommittee. He chaired the National Steering Committee on the NIH Public Access Defibrillation Trial. He is currently consultant and cardiac co-chairman of the NIH Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) and serves as principal investigator for VCU on the NIH-sponsored Neurological Emergency Treatment Trials (NETT) Network. Dr. Ornato is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
“We lose the equivalent of one medium sized American city to the problem of sudden, unexpected cardiac arrest each year. The best weapon we have against this killer is early defibrillation. We need to move quickly to saturate the chain of survival, particularly the early defibrillation component, in every community.”
-Joe Ornato, MD, FACC, FACEP