By Philip Jevon
Resuscitation provider : an summary -- Resuscitation apparatus -- acceptance and remedy of the severely in poor health sufferer -- rules of cardiac tracking and ECG reputation -- Bystander easy existence aid -- Airway administration and air flow -- Defibrillation and electric cardioversion -- complicated existence aid -- Resuscitation in precise occasions -- Anaphylaxis -- Acute coronary syndromes -- administration of peri-arrest arrhythmias -- Post-resuscitation care -- Bereavement -- moral matters in resuscitation -- Resuscitation files -- Resuscitation education
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In suspected anaphylaxis, examine the skin for urticaria. Respect the patient’s dignity and minimize heat loss. g. ward, high-dependency unit (HDU), ICU). • Document in the patient’s notes details of assessment, treatment and response to treatment. (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2006b) Chapter summary Critically ill patients have a high morbidity and high mortality. Prognosis following an in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest is 44 Advanced Cardiac Life Support: A Guide for Nurses poor. Prompt recognition and early appropriate management of critically ill patients are essential to prevent deterioration.
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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. g. pneumothorax, pneumonia, pleural effusion (Smith, 2003).
Advanced cardiac life support: a guide for nurses by Philip Jevon