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1

Which arrhythmias are shockable (able to be defibrillated)?

VF
Pulseless VT

2

How quick should defibrillation be done once cardiac arrest is identified?

Within 3 minutes

3

How can SaO2 be measured?

Pulse oximetry
ABGs

4

Describe unconsciousness

Not responsive, is breathing

5

Describe respiratory arrest

Not responsive, not breathing, has a pulse

6

Describe cardiac arrest

Not responsive, not breathing, no pulse

7

What is the algorithm for advanced life support, once a shockable rhythm has been found?

Shock 1
CPR for 2 mins
Reassess rhythm
Shock 2
CPR for 2 mins
Reassess rhythm
Shock 3
CPR for 2 mins
Reassess rhythm
Adrenaline 1mg + after every alternate shock

8

Is asystole shockable?

No

9

What is given in asystole?

Adrenaline 1mg IV every 3-5 mins following CPR