Flashcards in CPR Deck (91)
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.
What are 4 essential supplies?
- ET tube
- IV catheter
What has to be done before CPR is begun?
Make sure that is what the client wants.
Is CPA hospital survival rates high or low?
What does DNAR stand for?
Do not attempt resuscitation
What does CPCR stand for?
Cardio pulmonary cerebral resuscitation
What is the most successful CPCR?
The one avoided
Can anesthesia cause CPA?
What are the steps to follow with basic life support?
- Chest compressions
- Fluid therapy
If you can only do one thing, what should be done?
What is the goal of chest compressions?
Maximize cerebral & myocardial perfusion
How long are pauses between external chest compressions?
Less than 10 seconds
The thoracic pump theory is used in what size dogs?
Medium to large
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.
What is used in cats and dogs less than 15 kg?
Cardiac pump theory
Forward blood movement from external chest compressions directly on the ventricles is known as what?
Cardiac pump theory
What type of a surface should a patient be placed on?
Change who is giving chest compression how often?
Every 2 minutes
How many compressions are given per minute?
How much is the chest compressed?
Should the chest be allowed to fully recoil?
Should chest compressions be paused for anything?
How are hands positioned for medium to large dogs?
1 hand on top of the other parallel
Where are hands placed on chest for medium to large dogs?
At widest part of chest
How is pressure applied for medium to large dogs?
Evenly using palm of hand.
For patients 7-10 kg, where are hands placed?
Over apex of heart between 4-6th intercostal space (right behind elbow/axilla
How are hands positioned for cats and dogs less than 7 kg?
Fingers of 1 hand on one side, thumb on the other side.
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
How can an airway be established?
Place an ET tube