Flashcards in Determination Of Death Deck (10):
How long to check for carotid to confirm no pulse
When is the process of confirming asystole?
Check 2 leads
Run a 6 second strip
Where does rigor start?
Begins in jaw and ends in feet
When does rigor start?
When is rigor at is max?
Start - 1-6 hours
Max at 6-24 hours
When does lividity begin to develop?
When dot it reach its max?
6 Conditions that require minimal examination to confirm Death.
4) Separation of brain or heart from body
5) Rigor Mortis - physical exam of jaw and one limb.
6) Submersion greater than 6 hours
How to confirm Liver Mortis -Lividity
Physical Exam of body (obvious no pulse/resp)
Confirm in 2 leads - 6 sec strip
What 2 factors are needed to confirm death in a traumatic injury?
1) Absence of all pulses
2) Asystole in 2 leads or PEA < or equal to 40
You have a traumatic injury pt. No REsp/pulse. Hook up the monitor and find that the pt has a PEA rate. What now?
Determine the rate? < or equal to 40 ok to discontinue. Make sure this is PEA and not a brady rhythm.