There have been some problems with the Standing Orders site that appear to have been resolved and we have had some hacker attacks at EMS Blogs. Everything seems to be getting back to normal, or close enough for blogging purposes.
I did not get to respond to Josh’s comments about how I am killing patients by not automatically adopting this unknown magic treatment that has people walking out of the hospital the next day – after being pulseless for 5 hours. It seems like homeopathy, prayer, acupuncture, Reiki, naturopathy, and chelation therapy rolled into one even bigger scam.
How should we respond to a demand to rush a treatment to standard of care status based on minimal evidence?
Should we demand evidence?
Should we demand that the approval process be expedited to satisfy our gullibility?
Arise and Walk, My Son!
New and Improved! Standard of Care!
We should implement this right away!
Or we could realize that our patients are real people, who deserve treatments that really work, rather than something that looks good in a newspaper article.
Resuscitation is not about instant gratification.
Resuscitation is not about getting a temporary pulse.
Resuscitation is about long-term survival.
 Back from the dead – New York researchers are bringing people back to life hours after they pass. And it could change our definition of what ‘dying’ really is
By Maureen Callahan
Last Updated: 12:51 PM, March 10, 2013
Posted: 12:15 AM, March 10, 2013