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1

What is given for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and how soon should it be repeated?

Adrenaline/epinephrine 1 in 10,000
IV injection
Repeated every 3-5 mins if necessary

2

In cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if the central line is used what must you check?

That the placement of the central line doesn’t interfere with compressions

3

In cardiopulmonary resuscitation, when administering drugs peripherally, should this be followed with a flush?

Yes, flush with a minimum of 20ml 0.9% NaCl to aid entry into circulation

4

In cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if the IV route can’t be accessed, what route do you use?

Intraosseous

5

How many adrenaline devices for anaphylaxis should be prescribed?

2
In the event of aanaphylaxis, if a patient doesn’t feel better 5-15 min after the first injection, they need to administer another

6

What should you do if changing brands of auto injector for anaphylaxis?

Train the patient on how to use the new brand

7

Which auto injector for anaphylaxis has been recalled and why?

Emerade
There is an error in one of its components which may prevent the pen from activating

8

What is peripheral vascular disease?

A progressive blood circulation disorder that causes for blood vessels to narrow, block and spasm

9

What are some symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

Fatigue
Pain in legs, especially during exercise

10

Why is aspirin given to patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease?

This disease is associated with an increased risk of CV events
Also advise on smoking cessation, weight loss etc to reduce the risk further

11

What is used to treat varicose veins?

IV sodium tetradecyl sulfate
Do a test dose before each treatment

12

Should auto injectors for anaphylaxis be prescribed generically or by the brand?

By the brand