Description: Resuscitation drugs… it can be so hard to make sense of the evidence. If there even is any. This talk will review uses of and evidence for some old medications like epinephrine, vasopressin and methylene blue as preview new, potentially game changing agents currently under investigation.
- Improve understanding of the indications for a number of resuscitation drugs including epinephrine, vasopressin and methylene blue.
- Review the evidence (or lack thereof) for a number of commonly used resuscitation drugs.
- Review potentially practice changing resuscitation trials and medications under investigation.
- Much of the evidence around commonly used resuscitation agents such as epinephrine is weak or non-existent.
- Understanding resuscitation agents will help us use them more wisely and with greater effect.
- There may be new agents on the horizon that will have a major positive impact on resuscitation.
Biography: Full time emergency medicine practice in Kelowna, B.C. for more than 20 years. Interests include harm reduction and toxicology.