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1

When should a crash cart be checked to make sure the emergency medications are up to date?

At least once a month and every time after it is used.

2

What are 4 essential supplies?

- ET tube
- Laryngoscope
- IV catheter
- Fluids

3

What has to be done before CPR is begun?

Make sure that is what the client wants.

4

Is CPA hospital survival rates high or low?

Very low

5

What does DNAR stand for?

Do not attempt resuscitation

6

What does CPCR stand for?

Cardio pulmonary cerebral resuscitation

7

What is the most successful CPCR?

The one avoided

8

Can anesthesia cause CPA?

Yes

9

What are the steps to follow with basic life support?

- Chest compressions
- Airway
- Breathing
- Circulation
- Drugs
- ECG
- Fluid therapy

10

If you can only do one thing, what should be done?

Chest compressions

11

What is the goal of chest compressions?

Maximize cerebral & myocardial perfusion

12

How long are pauses between external chest compressions?

Less than 10 seconds

13

The thoracic pump theory is used in what size dogs?

Medium to large

14

What is the thoracic pump theory?

Applying rhythmic pressure to chest wall creates blood flow by increasing intrathoracic pressure on the arteries and veins to create forward blood flow.

15

What is used in cats and dogs less than 15 kg?

Cardiac pump theory

16

Forward blood movement from external chest compressions directly on the ventricles is known as what?

Cardiac pump theory

17

What type of a surface should a patient be placed on?

Firm

18

Change who is giving chest compression how often?

Every 2 minutes

19

How many compressions are given per minute?

80-100

20

How much is the chest compressed?

30%

21

Should the chest be allowed to fully recoil?

Yes

22

Should chest compressions be paused for anything?

No

23

How are hands positioned for medium to large dogs?

1 hand on top of the other parallel

24

Where are hands placed on chest for medium to large dogs?

At widest part of chest

25

How is pressure applied for medium to large dogs?

Evenly using palm of hand.

26

For patients 7-10 kg, where are hands placed?

Over apex of heart between 4-6th intercostal space (right behind elbow/axilla

27

How are hands positioned for cats and dogs less than 7 kg?

Fingers of 1 hand on one side, thumb on the other side.

28

For penetrating chest wounds, thoracic trauma with rib fracture, pleural space disease, diaphragmatic hernia, pericardial effusion hemoperitoneum, intra-op cardiac arrest and inadequate circulation after 2-5 minutes of external, what can be used?

Internal cardiac massage

29

How can an airway be established?

Place an ET tube

30

What are 4 ways to confirm placement of an ET tube?

- Visual
- chest wall excursions
- Palpation
- ETCO2