Wendland, Barbara bwendland at
Wed Feb 18 12:01:19 EST 2004

Yes, st Stanford Life Flight we are allowed to perform pericardiocentesis, however only in traumatic arrest situations. We maintain competency via cadaver labs.

Barbara Wendland, RN, MS

Acting Chief Flight Nurse

Stanford Life Flight/Dispatch Center

Hey all
This subject was brought up back in July with only a few
responses...Are there any flight programs out there which allow nurses
or paramedics to perform pericardiocentesis???? Any information would
be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Andrew Bartkus, RN, etc.
University of New Mexico Hospital-Lifeguard
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