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You are working a shift at EM Clerkship General when the triage nurse runs and grabs both you and your attending for a patient in triage who has active CPR in progress.
- Temp 98.0F
- HR 0
- RR 0
- BP unmeasurable
- O2 70%
- Identify pregnancy by exam, POCUS, or history
- Place patient in left lateral decubitus
- Perform resuscitative hysterotomy
- Resuscitate the neonate
Neonatal Resuscitation (EMCases)
Great case for FM residents! Based on my recent ALSO course, lateral displacement of uterus is recommended and left lateral decubitus position is NOT Due to subpar compression quality in that position. Thanks for a great case. Jeremy
This is true! Thanks for the comment!