• Mitch Keamy Photo Mitch Keamy is an anesthesiologist in Las Vegas Nevada Andy Kofke Photo Andy Kofke is a Professor of Neuro-anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennslvania Mike O'Connor Mike O'Connor is Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Chicago Rob Dean Photo Rob Dean is a cardiac anesthesiologist in Grand Rapids Michigan, with extensive experience in O.R. administration.

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I'm a resident in ED at the moment, and most codes here we do an echo before deciding to call it off. Do you think that the dynamic maneuvres required to get a good image interfere with the basics of life support (chest compressions, etc) too much?

Mitch Keamy

I actually think that a subxiphoid view will let you see how well you are performing CPR. All you need to see are the ventricles and pericardium.

On Sep 20, 2009, at 5:31 PM, wrote:

Mitch Keamy

My co-author, Mike O'Connor, point us to this ASA URL which contains the Advanced Anesthesia Life Support protocols. I had seen these before; they are good!, but did not know they were available online:

Thanks, Mike!

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