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ACLS chptr 2

ACLS chapter 2

Before conducting the primary BLS survey you should do these three things? Check patient responsiveness, Activate EMS, locate an AED
Before conducting the primary BLS survey you should do these three things? Check patient responsiveness, activate EMS and get an AED
What are the abcd's of the primary BLS survey? Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and De-fibrillation
How many rescue breaths should be given initially? 2, each over one second.
How long should you check a carotid pulse? 5-10 seconds
What are three examples of advanced airway interventions used in ACLS? Combitube, LMA, or endotracheal intubation
During the ACLS secondary survey what additional assessment must be made when evaluating the airway? Is an advanced airway indicated
When performing a secondary ACLS survey of Breathing what additional evaluations must be made? Are Oxygenation and ventilation required, Is the airway device in place properly, Is tube secured, and are exhaled CO2 and oxyhemoglobin saturation being monitored.
When performing a secondary survey of the Circulation what additional assessments must be made? Initial Cardiac rhythm, Current cardiac rhythm, IV Access, volume resuscitation needed, medication for rhythm or bp needed?
In an ACLS secondary assessment what does the D stand for? Differential Diagnosis
What is evaluated in the Differential diagnosis of the ACLS secondary survey? Cardiac arrest cause, why does the pt. remain in arrest, ID a reversible cause.
Created by: Ka0skrew