WEEK 5 PICO(T) QUESTION 1Good Afternoon Class and Dr. Stephenson,In and out of the hospital high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is crucial to survival of victims of cardiac arrest. This research topic will focus on implementation of in hospital chest compressions in CPR. It will be based on a comparison of the efficacy of manual compressions and automated chest compressions in relation to survival outcomes. The potential attributes and short comings related to manual and automated chest compression will be reviewed. Intensive care unit (ICU) nurses have to be prepared to implement CPR during a cardiac arrest code. In consideration that patients in the ICU are often only marginally stable it is important that ICU nurses are familiar with their patient’s recent and past medical histories.
Have you ever thought about what you would do if a family member suddenly stopped breathing? Imagine that you grow up in a small town, the population is 700 people, and one morning you wake up and everyone in the town is dead. On any given day 670 people die of sudden cardiac arrest. Could it be a loved one, someone you care deeply for, or just a complete stranger? The chances are that someone in your family is going to die of sudden cardiac arrest in your lifetime. On average it takes an ambulance no less than seven minutes to reach someone in need, therefore, every adult should know how to administer CPR.
There are numerous reasons why one would look within the paramedicine professions rich history, a case can be made that it allows us to discover what practises were successful and improve upon them. Take the sheer size of Claude S. Beck’s defibrillator for instance, a cumbersome 18x18x24 inches (Eisenberg, 1998). Today there are iterations smaller than a loaf of bread, this increase in portability has led to monumental developments in health outcomes.
For Infant CPR use two fingers to do compression, in the same area it is for an adult or child, on the nipple line or lower half of the sternum. When giving compressions push down with your fingers about an 1 ½ with an compression rate ratio of 30:2. To give a breath you must first establish the head tilt chin lift, be careful not to tilt the head back to far because it will actually block the airway. The best way to determine that you are not tilting the head too far back is to keep the ears leveled, don't make earlobes point up. When giving breaths, it is mouth to mouth & nose.
Whenever an adult is in need of CPR you will have to immediately check for a response from the person that is having a difficult time breathing and talking. Once you check for a response you then will need to either have someone call 911 if there is someone else near you or immediately begin CPR which you will start to pump the persons chest 30 times in the very center of their chest, once you have done that you will pinch the persons nose while you are blowing air into their mouth and then call 911 for help to arrive while still giving the person CPR.
Specific, measurable, and realistic outcome: 40% increase in population (aged 10 and above and not working in the medical field) trained in CPR (minimum of 30 minutes hands-only CPR with AED module within the last three
“Cardiac disease is the most common cause of death in the United States” (Graham Nichol, 518). This is the leading number of death with in the US. It is important to know how to perform CPR and not may people know how to so with the help of the fast responding Emergency Medical Services, they have been able to save numerous lives. It has been stated that in the U.S. there are “More than 1,000 patients experience sudden cardiac arrest each day, Treatment for this includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency medical services (EMS) that provide CPR” (Graham Nichol, 517). In my EMT class this summer our instructor said there has always been questions weather or not the bystander who is around and knows how to perform CPR should do it. The answer is yes. Because the faster you begin CPR the higher of a chance you have to saving the patients life from dying from a heart attack. It only takes a few minutes before the brain goes brain dead from lack of oxygen to the brain. The point of CPR is to hopefully save the patients life, but that is not always the case. CPR helps circulate blood through the body, brain and other organs to help the patient stay alive while either the ambulance is en route to your location or while the EMT or paramedic is heading to the
The three major life-breathing concerns for a patient is a disruption of the airway, breathing, and circulation. When a patient goes into cardiac arrest due to pre-existing conditions or trauma, an EMT will initiate the steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and hopefully using an available automated external defibrillator (AED). However, some patients due to having a terminal illness, age, or personal choice does not want to be resuscitated or have
The phenomenon of interest, Bystander CPR can decrease the mortality and morbidity rates of communities nationwide. APN’s can increase the knowledge and skills of bystander CPR through educational brochures, lectures, audio visuals, and physical skill labs. The implementation of these attributes has the potential to increase the overall health status of all populations.
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This paper will be going over a scenario involving a real patient and what things could have been different with EMS care. It will also be covering what exactly cardiac arrest is and what rhythms produce it. And for every cardiac rhythm in cardiac arrest, there is a specific treatment plan paramedics can follow.
Let's hope you are never in a situation where someone is in need of CPR. CPR stands for "Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation". If you are CPR certified, you then have the ability to save an individuals life. As an Emergency Medical Technician,I went through special training, where I was required to have learn how to preform CPR.
Clipboard and stethoscope in hand, I walked toward the double doors that flashed emergency in bright red letters above. It was my first clinical shift as an EMT student, and first day jitters fluttered around in my stomach. I had no idea what lay ahead of me. However, I was not expecting to witness the fragility of life. About a half an hour into my shift the rapid response alarm blared through the emergency room. I turned to my preceptor and quizzically asked what this meant. “A rapid response is a patient who is in need of immediate medical care and intervention. As an EMT who is part of the rapid response team you will be expected to assist with vitals and chest compressions. Let’s head toward the recess room, and I’ll explain more there.”