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Bugs seen in CF pts who presents with pneumonia, and appropriate treatment

- staph aureus and pseudomonas
- 2 drugs active against pseudomonas (i.e. cefepime, amikacin, zosyn, etc) and vancomycin if MRSA present


Most important initial step in PEA--- presence of organized rhythm (i.e. afib w/ RVR) without sufficient cardiac output to produce palpable pulse or measurable blood pressure

chest compression and vasopressors
** do not give atropine, give epi for vasopressor therapy!
defibrillation: vfib/pulsess ventricular tachycardia
synchronized cardioversion: unstable tachycardia