Gavin Perkins

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0 d asic life support (BLS) refers to maintaining airway atency and supporting breathing and the circulaion, without the use of equipment other than a rotective device.1 This section contains the guideines for adult BLS by lay rescuers and for the use f an automated external defibrillator (AED). It lso includes recognition of sudden cardiac arrest, he(More)
uropean Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015 ection 2. Adult basic life support and automated external defibrillation avin D. Perkinsa,b,∗, Anthony J. Handleyc, Rudolph W. Kosterd, Maaret Castréne, ichael A. Smytha,f, Theresa Olasveengeng, Koenraad G. Monsieursh,i, Violetta Raffay j, an-Thorsten Gräsnerk, Volker Wenzel l, Giuseppe(More)
CONTEXT Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can support gas exchange in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but its role has remained controversial. ECMO was used to treat patients with ARDS during the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. OBJECTIVE To compare the hospital mortality of patients with H1N1-related ARDS(More)
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK Paediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Queen Fabiola Children’s University Hospital, Brussels,(More)
RATIONALE Experimental data suggest that manipulation of alveolar fluid clearance with beta-agonists can accelerate the resolution of alveolar edema and improve survival. OBJECTIVE To determine if a sustained infusion of intravenous salbutamol (albuterol) would accelerate the resolution of alveolar edema in adult patients with acute lung injury (ALI) or(More)
BACKGROUND In a previous randomised controlled phase 2 trial, intravenous infusion of salbutamol for up to 7 days in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) reduced extravascular lung water and plateau airway pressure. We assessed the effects of this intervention on mortality in patients with ARDS. METHODS We did a multicentre,(More)
INTRODUCTION The autopsy has long been regarded as an important tool for confirming the clinical cause of death, education and quality assurance. Concerns surrounding informed consent and the retention of organs have heightened clinicians' anxieties in requesting permission to perform an autopsy. The present study was conducted to determine whether the(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical chest compression devices have the potential to help maintain high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but despite their increasing use, little evidence exists for their effectiveness. We aimed to study whether the introduction of LUCAS-2 mechanical CPR into front-line emergency response vehicles would improve survival from(More)
Objective. To determine the efficacy of a peer-led tuition model for training healthcare students in basic life support compared to tuition delivered by clinical tutors. Design and setting. Randomised controlled trial in the Medical School, University of Birmingham, UK. Participants. 122 first-year medical, dental, nursing and physiotherapy students.(More)
lectrolyte abnormalities can cause cardiac rrhythmias or cardiopulmonary arrest. Lifehreatening arrhythmias are associated commonly ith potassium disorders, particularly hyperalaemia, and less commonly with disorders of erum calcium and magnesium. In some cases herapy for life-threatening electrolyte disorders hould start before the laboratory results(More)