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ACLS Diagnosis

ACLS Differential Diagnosis Table---PATCH(4)MDS---

ProblemAssessPossible Interventions
P) pulmonary embolism No pulse w/ CPR, JVD Thrombolytics, surgery
A) acidosis (preexisting) Diabetic/ renal patient Sodium Bicarbonate, hyperventilation
T) tension pneumothorax No pulse w/ CPR, JVD, tracheal deviation Needle thoracostomy
C) cardiac tamponade No pulse w/ CPR, JVD, narrow pulse pressure prior to arrest Pericardiocentesis
H) hyperkalemia (preexisting) Renal patient, EKG, serum K level Sodium Bicarbonate, Calcium chloride, albuterol nebulizer, insulin/ glucose, dialysis, diuesis, Kayexalate
H) hypokalemia EKG, serum K level Treat w/ great prudence after careful assessment of the cause. "K can kill."
H) hypovloemia Collapsed vasculature Fluids
H) hypoxia Airway, cyanosis Oxygen, ventilation
M) myocardial infarct History, EKG Acute Coronary Syndrome algorithm
D) drugs Medications, illicit drug use, toxins Treat accordingly
S) shivering core temperature Hypothermia Algorithm
Created by: drdunncmt