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Martin Kaminski is a resident in internal medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School

Peter Kaminski is an advanced heart failure hospitalist and clinical instructor at UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco

 

Over the last decade, it has become widely accepted that chest compressions during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) should be done to the beat of the Bee Gees’ 1977 hit, “Stayin’ Alive”, to help save lives. The United Kingdom's Resuscitation Council advises that chest compressions during CPR should be between 100 to 120 beats per minute based on the consensus of the 2015 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Meanwhile, “Stayin’ Alive” clocks in at 104 beats per minute. Case closed some would say. But the real question is, can we do better? The tools of medicine are constantly evolving. Furthermore, we question whether a song approaching its 41st year remains at the forefront of medical science. As both a senior millennial (MK, 35 years old) and a slightly less senior millennial (PK, 30 years old) we feel that “the times they are a changin’.” Therefore, we embarked on a serious, rigorous search for the best song to which to perform CPR.

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The December 9th issue summary podcast is presented by Dr. John Fletcher, editor-in-chief, and Dr. Diane Kelsall, deputy editor.

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Dr. John Fletcher, editor-in-chief, CMAJ
Dr. Diane Kelsall, deputy editor, CMAJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Fletcher and Dr. Kelsall discuss the following topics:

  • What matters to patients and their families in end-of-life discussions
  • Ibuprofen versus morphine for post-fracture pain in children
  • How to engage in deprescribing meds
  • Adverse health effects of solitary confinement
  • Importance of head-tilt chin-lift in CPR
  • Pap smears
  • Diagnosis in progressive headache
  • Holiday Reading highlights

And more....

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