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1

when should the H's and T's be considered?

pulseless arrest:

1. PEA
2. asystole
3. ventricular fibrillation
4. pulseless ventricular tachycardia

2

H's and T's are most commonly associated with which pulseless rhythm?

PEA

3

what are the H's?

- hypovolemia
- hypoxia
- hydrogen ion (acidosis)
- hyper-/hypokalemia
- hypoglycemia
- hypothermia

4

what are the T's?

- toxins
- tamponade (cardiac)
- tension pneumothorax
- thrombosis (coronary, or pulmonary)
- trauma

5

a fluid bolus may help determine if arrest is related to ____

hypovolemia

6

an ABG must be drawn to determine?

if patient is respiratory acidosis

7

signs of hypERkalemia

- peaked T waves (earliest sign)
- P wave widens and flattens
- QRS widening

8

signs of hypOkalemia

- flattened T waves and inversion
- prominent U waves
- ST depression