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1

What is one important contra-indication to defibrillation to remember?

Hypothermia
You must not defibrillate until the patient has been warmed up to >30 degrees min

2

How often is adrenaline given in cardiac arrest resuscitation?

Every 3-5 mins

3

What drug is given following 3 unsuccessful shock attempts in cardiac arrest?

Amiodarone

4

Recall the 4 Hs and the 4 Ts that are reversible causes of cardiac arrest

Hypothermia
Hypokalaemia/hyperkalaemia
Hypovolaemia
H* increase (acidosis)

Tension pneumothorax
Tamponade
Thromboembolic
Toxins

5

Name one shockable and one non-shockable rhythm in cardiac arrest

Shockable: ventricular fibrillation
Non-shockable: asystole