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Flashcards in MC - 9 - Termination Of Resuscitation - Adult & Pediatric Deck (10):
1

The first step in medical termination of resuscitation is determining ______.

A. Patient normothermic
B. EtCO2
C. Pulseless

A. Patient normothermic

Hypothermic patients should be resuscitated, under most circumstances.

2

A patient who is pulseless, apneic, and as what two signs present should not be resuscitated?

- rigor mortis
- decomposition

3

In the adult, what medical findings may prevent initiation of resuscitation?

- down time over 15 minutes
- no bystander CPR
- initial rhythm asystole

4

If an adult remains in a persistent asystole/agonal rhythm without reversible causes for greater than ____ minutes, resuscitation may be ceased.

A. 10
B. 20
C. 30
D. 40

B. 20

5

If a child remains in a persistent asystole/agonal rhythm without reversible causes for greater than ____ minutes, resuscitation may be ceased.

A. 10
B. 20
C. 30
D. 40

C. 30

6

What are “agonal rhythms?”

Rhythms that do not produce adequate perfusion and lead to death:
- asystole
- pVT
- VF
- PEA

7

In the adult/peds medical arrest, failure to obtain ROSC or maintain ROSC for more than ____ minutes may prompt cease resuscitation.

A. 5
B. 10
C. 15
D. 20

A. 5

8

In the adult/peds medical arrest, if EtCO2 remains above ____ with CPR, resuscitation should be continued.

30 mmHg

9

In the adult/peds medical arrest, if EtCO2 remains between ____ with CPR, resuscitation should be continued while Medical Control is contacted.

10-30 mmHg

10

In the adult/peds medical arrest, if EtCO2 remains below ____ with CPR, resuscitation should be continued.

10 mmHg