By Philip Jevon
Resuscitation carrier : an outline -- Resuscitation apparatus -- reputation and therapy of the severely ailing sufferer -- ideas of cardiac tracking and ECG attractiveness -- Bystander uncomplicated lifestyles help -- Airway administration and air flow -- Defibrillation and electric cardioversion -- complex existence help -- Resuscitation in specified events -- Anaphylaxis -- Acute coronary syndromes -- administration of peri-arrest arrhythmias -- Post-resuscitation care -- Bereavement -- moral matters in resuscitation -- Resuscitation documents -- Resuscitation education
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E. g. cardiogenic shock or hypovolaemia (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2006b). Assess the state of the veins: if hypovolaemia is present the veins could be under-filled or collapsed (Smith, 2003) Interpret the ECG: determine whether a cardiac arrhythmia is present. g. chest pain. Treatment of shock In almost all medical and surgical emergencies, if the patient is hypotensive, hypovolaemia should be considered to be the primary cause of shock, until proven otherwise (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2006b).
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Advanced cardiac life support: a guide for nurses by Philip Jevon