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what is pulseless electrical activity (PEA)?

when you see a rhythm on the monitor that would normally be associated with a pulse, but the patient is PULSELESS

(rhythm can be anything, at any rate)


first step once PEA/asystole is recognized

begin CPR at rate of 100-120/min


next steps once CPR is initiated for PEA/asystole

- ventilate at rate of 10/min
- obtain IV/IO access


what should be administered for PEA/asystole during CPR?

epinephrine 1mg IV/IO every 3-5 minutes


how should PEA/asystole be treated?

find the underlying cause: H's and T's