Flashcards in Chapter 2 - Other Deck (12)
What is given for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and how soon should it be repeated?
Adrenaline/epinephrine 1 in 10,000
Repeated every 3-5 mins if necessary
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
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
In cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if the IV route can’t be accessed, what route do you use?
How many adrenaline devices for anaphylaxis should be prescribed?
In the event of aanaphylaxis, if a patient doesn’t feel better 5-15 min after the first injection, they need to administer another
What should you do if changing brands of auto injector for anaphylaxis?
Train the patient on how to use the new brand
Which auto injector for anaphylaxis has been recalled and why?
There is an error in one of its components which may prevent the pen from activating
What is peripheral vascular disease?
A progressive blood circulation disorder that causes for blood vessels to narrow, block and spasm
What are some symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?
Pain in legs, especially during exercise
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
What is used to treat varicose veins?
IV sodium tetradecyl sulfate
Do a test dose before each treatment