Flashcards in 2.8 Post Cardiac Arrest Care Deck (7)
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
a child with any rhythm
What do you do?
Allow passive cooling
What are the most important aspects of post cardiac arrest care?
What does hyperventilation do to the brain?
Lowers blood flow to the brain.
What are 6 things you should do/consider for post cardiac arrest care?
Treat precipitating cause
Consider 12 leads ECG
Ensure adequate oxygenation
Ensure adequate ventilation
Consider passive cooling
What is the most important thing post cardiac?
Maintaining Airway, Breathing and Circulation
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.