EM1604K "Progress and Controversy in Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest" (IM GR-042216)

Review of concrete clinical research data on effectiveness of bystander AED use, the critical importance of quality chest compression and the marginal evidence that cardiac active drugs or hypothermia aid in efforts to improve survival from cardiac arrest.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • State the time related importance of the key elements of resuscitation strategy.
  • Pinpoint the types of locations where bystander use of AED’s doubles survival if applied promptly.
  • Identify when Chest Compression is the most important intervention.
  • Recognize that there are no clinical trials to assess the value of epinephrine during cardiac arrest but that if the agent is of value it is of value early after the onset of resuscitative efforts.
  • Recognize that amiodarone and lidocaine provide possible benefit in refractory VT/VF arrests that are witnessed.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Myron “Mike” Weisfeldt, M.D.
Arthur Grollman Visiting Professorship
University Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Ethics


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