Post Resuscitation Care

Following return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) make sure everyone doesn’t leave; there is still lots to be done Assess the patient from an ABCDE perspective Airway The patient should by not have an ET tube in place. Ensure a patient airway and aim for normoxia and normocapnia Obtain ABG samples to guide this Breathing Ensure … Read more Post Resuscitation Care

Cardiac Arrest In Special Circumstances

All cardiac arrests are managed as mention on the cardiac arrest page. However, there are some situations where extra management steps are needed. These are: Asthma Manage as per acute asthma: High flow oxygen, salbutamol 5mg nebulised back-to-back, ipatropium 0.5mg nebulised, magnesium 2g iv if not responding to the above Intubate early Consider tension pneumothorax … Read more Cardiac Arrest In Special Circumstances

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Algorithm

ALS assumes that basic life support (bag-mask administration of oxygen and chest compressions) are administered. The main algorithm of ALS, which is invoked when actual cardiac arrest has been established, relies on the monitoring of the electrical activity of the heart on a cardiac monitor. Depending on the type of cardiac arrhythmia, defibrillation is applied, … Read more Advanced Life Support (ALS) Algorithm

Emergency Medicine : Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest is a sudden loss of blood flow resulting from the failure of the heart to effectively pump. Symptoms include loss of consciousness and abnormal or absent breathing. Some individuals may experience chest pain, shortness of breath, or nausea before cardiac arrest. If not treated within minutes, it typically leads to death. The most … Read more Emergency Medicine : Cardiac Arrest

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