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1

What are agonal gasps an indication of

Cardiac arrest

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What does ACLS stand for

Advanced cardiac life support

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Airway

Airway is adequate and protected, insert advanced airway

4

Breathing

Give O2, Confirm placement of Endotracheal toube, Monitor waveform capnography, Don't over ventilate

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Circulation

IV/IO access, treat hr/rythm, monitor CPR quality, defibrillate, vitals

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Differential diagnosis and disability

Determine problem, h and t, mental status, Glasgow coma scale

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ACE

Angiotensin-converting enzyme

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ACS

Acute Coronary syndromes

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AED

Automated external defibrillator

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AHF

Acute heart failure

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AIVR

Accelerated idioventricular rhythm

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AMI

Acute myocardial infarction

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aPTT

Activated partial thromboplastin time

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AV

Atrioventricular

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CARES

Cardiac arrest registry to enhance survival

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CCF

Chest compression fraction

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CPSS

Cincinnati prehospital stroke scale

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CQI

Continuous quality improvement

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CT

Computed tomography

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DNAR

Do not attempt resuscitation

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ECG

Electrocardiogram

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ED

Emergency department

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EMS

Emergency medical services

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ET

Endotracheal

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FDA

Food and drug administration

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FIO2

Fraction of inspired oxygen

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GI

Gastrointestinal

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ICU

Intensive care unit

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INR

International normalized ratio