Flashcards in CPR Deck (24)
In emergency situations what drug is given for bradycardia?
How far should sternum be depressed in CPR?
What is the rate in CPR?
100-120 per minute
How long, in CPR, should 2 breaths take?
What two events should be done initially for patients that are responsive, unconsious, respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest?
Responsive - leave/get help
Unconscious - recovery position/help
Respiratory arrest - ventilation/help
Cardiac arrest - help/CPR/ALS
How often should the person delivering CPR change?
Every two minutes
Where should the chest compressions be done?
Middle of lower hald sternum
Is asystole/PEA shockable?
Give three features of monomorphic VT?
1. broad complex rhythm
2. rapid rate
3. constant QRS morphology
Give a feature of polymorphic VT?
Torsades de pointes
After first shock in VF/VT patients how long should be waited before 2nd shock delivery?
What should be given after the 3rd shock in VT/VF patients?
Adrenaline 1mg IVand amiodarone
What drug should be given in emergency asystole?
Adrenaline 1mg IV
What should be given for a pulseless electrical activity patient?
Adrenaline 1mg IV
During CPR how often should adrenaline be given?
Every 3-5 minutes
How much amiodarone should be given in acute scenaries?
What are the potential reversible causes: the four Hs and four Ts?
Hypoxia, Hypovolaemia, Hypo/hyperkalaemia/metabolic, hypothermia
Thrombosis, tamponade, toxins, tension pneumothorax
What should be given to treat hypovolaemia?
IV fluids (0.9% saline or Hartmann's solution/blood)
What should be done for emergency tamponade?
What should be done for tension pneumothorax?
What is the underlying problem in resuscitation?
Failure to deliver oxygen
During arrest, continued resuscitation: what should the patient have done to their airway?
What three factors are involved in the Glasgow Coma Scale?
Limb tone and movement