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1

Post cardiac arrest - if a patient has a motor score of less than 5, and they are;
an adult with an initial rhythm of VF or VT
or
a child with any rhythm

What do you do?

Allow passive cooling

2

What are the most important aspects of post cardiac arrest care?

Airway
Breathing
Circulation

3

What does hyperventilation do to the brain?

Lowers blood flow to the brain.

4

What are 6 things you should do/consider for post cardiac arrest care?

Re-evaluate ABCDE
Treat precipitating cause
Consider 12 leads ECG
Ensure adequate oxygenation
Ensure adequate ventilation
Consider passive cooling

5

What is the most important thing post cardiac?

Maintaining Airway, Breathing and Circulation

6

Why is passive cooling important post cardiac?

Hypothermia has been shown to improve outcomes in adult patients who remain unconscious following VF or VT cardiac arrests.





7

Can a patient have another cardiac arrest if they have been resusciatated?

Yes

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