Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Intensive medicine, Masaryk Hospital Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a cardiovascular catastrophe often encountered by Emergency Medical Services and in-hospital emergency and ICU teams. The elaborated educational algorithm focuses on the training of pre-hospital and in-hospital post-cardiac arrest management. All key decision-making moments and procedures according to current guidelines are included. It is the best I have ever seen before. It contains clear and explanatory correct answers, incorrect answers include the most common dilemmas and less appropriate approaches. It does not glut with a lot of descriptive data but inspire to further more detailed study. I also greatly appreciate the final emphasis on the need for subsequent neurorehabilitation care.
Traumatic tension pneumothorax is a life-threatening condition. However, if properly recognized, it can be efficiently treated at the emergency department and in the pre-hospital clinical setting as well. This educational algorithm describes proper management of this emergency from the traumatic event to the in-hospital treatment on the basis of typical case report. It includes key decision-making moments and procedures following the current guidelines. Algorithm contains clear correct answers and incorrect answers represent the most common dilemmas and less appropriate solutions. It does not overwhelm with a lot of descriptive data but inspire to further more detailed learning. The video documentation is instructive and perfectly complements the written text. Congratulations to the authors on creating the perfect teaching tool.