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Cochrane Reviews in Airways


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Considered to be most comprehensive and easy-to-use source of continuously updated evidence-based medical information. Use the high quality, reliable and trusted information to make decisions based on evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments.

High quality, reliable, evidence-based information for healthcare professionals.

The Cochrane Reviews enables all those involved with healthcare decisions to keep up to date with all the latest evidence in their field of interest – a challenge which becomes harder each year as the volume of evidence increases.

The Cochrane Reviews solves this problem and is the best single source of reliable evidence about the effects of health care.

Cochrane reviews are based on the best available information about healthcare interventions. They explore the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc) in specific circumstances.

Those who prepare the reviews are mostly health care professionals who volunteer to work in one of the many Collaborative Review Groups, with editorial teams overseeing the preparation and maintenance of the reviews, as well as application of the rigorous quality standards for which Cochrane Reviews have become known.

  • Cochrane reviews have become known internationally as sources of high quality, reliable health information.
  • A structured format helps the reader to find his/her way around the review easily.
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  • The Cochrane Reviews is published four times a year.
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By Patty Huhmann
I worked for 10 years as a CCU nurse at night in St Louis, where most of the individuals I took care of were heart attack or heart transplant patients. At night you have limited resources, as far as MDs. You, of course, you have interns (1-2 years out of school) and a resident who may or may not be available.

One evening we received notice that a patient was flying in by copter. The patient, we learned, was in a rhythm called torsades. This rhythm originates in the lower portion of the heart. When one is in it there is no blood flow to the rest of the body, and it can be lethal if one does not come out of it.

When we heard the patient was in this rhythm we were also happy to hear someone was performing CPR on him, which meant he had a chance of surviving. On the other hand, there was a new intern on call and she was not familiar with this rhythm. She knew the patient would arrive in approximately 15 minutes, and we had to be ready. She said to me "What do we give for torsades?"
I knew Isuprel was one method to use, but was unaware of another. I took out my Palm and looked up torsades using Harrison's Manual of Medicine, and it gave us some additional info. It said to use MgSo4 1-2gm. I went to our crash cart, grabbed the magnesium and as the patient rolled through the door, CPR was still being performed. I then administered the drug. Within a short period of time the patient had converted to a normal rhythm. Time was an issue, good information was important and both of these I had in the palm of my hand. Palm with this Skyscape reference saved this person's life, and I was hooked for life.

I no longer work in this area, but I use my Palm each day to look up drugs for patient information, to do drug interaction checks as well as a million other tasks for my job. Although there have been many times I believe my Palm came in handy for patient care, this one in the ICU has to be the one - which has hooked me for life.

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