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Empowering Patient Rehabilitation: Prioritizing Quality Ventilation.

A testimonial by Abdo Khoury, Professor of Emergency Medicine, immediate past President of EUSEM.
Professor Abdo Khoury, Professor of Emergency Medicine, immediate past President of EUSEM, underscores the importance of manual ventilation in the management of patients in cardiac arrest. For him, “when it comes to resuscitating a patient who has suffered a cardiac arrest, it is not just about restarting the heart; it is also about minimizing neurological sequelae as much as possible.” He thus emphasizes that a Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) must be accompanied by optimal neurological recovery to reduce the potential handicap of the patient and facilitate their rehabilitation in society.
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One of the key elements of this management is manual ventilation. According to Professor Khoury, “when you have a tool for monitoring the quality of ventilation, and especially the delivered tidal volume, you know whether you are providing efficient ventilation or not; so you can correct possible failures in real-time. This approach not only reduces the stress associated with rushed intubation but also allows more time to focus on comprehensive cardiopulmonary resuscitation and observing potential return to spontaneous circulation”.


Thanks to equipping the intervention vehicles of his department with EOlife,  the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation has significantly improved. Professor Khoury emphasizes that “a more and more evidence shows that when ventilation is performed properly, the chances of survival are higher and especially without neurological sequelae. “

However, the physician warns about the need for rigorous training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, with a particular focus on manual ventilation with a self-inflating bag valve mask (BVM). He laments the lack of monitoring tools for this practice: “ventilation has always been marginalized in emergency care teachings.” Therefore, to maximize the effectiveness of resuscitation and save more lives, Professor Khoury insists on the importance of adopting a holistic approach that integrates both ventilation measurement tools and comprehensive training in CPR, emphasizing this essential component of the post-cardiac arrest resuscitation process.

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