By Philip Jevon
Resuscitation carrier : an outline -- Resuscitation apparatus -- popularity and therapy of the significantly sick sufferer -- ideas of cardiac tracking and ECG popularity -- Bystander uncomplicated lifestyles help -- Airway administration and air flow -- Defibrillation and electric cardioversion -- complex existence aid -- Resuscitation in specified events -- Anaphylaxis -- Acute coronary syndromes -- administration of peri-arrest arrhythmias -- Post-resuscitation care -- Bereavement -- moral matters in resuscitation -- Resuscitation documents -- Resuscitation education
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2003). The aim of this chapter is to understand the recognition and treatment of the critically ill patient. , 2005). Most of these survivors will have received prompt and effective defibrillation for a monitored and witnessed ventricular fibrillation arrest, caused by primary myocardial ischaemia (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2006b). , 2000). , 2005). These arrests are not usually sudden or unpredictable: cardiopulmonary arrest usually presents as a final step in a sequence of progressive deterioration of the presenting illness, involving hypoxia and hypotension (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2006b).
G. head tilt, chin lift, use of an oropharyngeal airway. g. tracheal intubation, may be needed. • Administer high-concentration oxygen as soon as possible in a patient with an obstructed airway (Resuscitation Council UK, 2006b). Assessment of breathing Look, listen and feel to assess breathing. Count the respiratory rate: normal respiratory rate is 12–20/ minute (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2006b). Tachypnoea is usually first sign that the patient has respiratory distress (Smith, 2003). g. opiates, fatigue, hypothermia, head injury and central nervous system (CNS) depression.
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