Cardiac arrest

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  • Euthanasia And Physician Assisted Suicide Essay

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    A person should have the right to choose what medical interventions he or she would or would not have implemented in a life threatening situation, but euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (PAS) does not align with the code of ethics that health care providers are sworn to and, therefore, should not be practiced. Research has shown that only a fraction of individuals who qualify for end-of-life (EOL) care options, such as hospice, have heard about what options are available to them. Patients

  • Dialysis is a process by which excess waste and water is removed from the blood to maintain a

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    during a cardiac arrest. This is a great life support system as it gives patient a chance to survive until he can be given proper treatment. It is a physical procedure in which air is blown in through the patient’s mouth or nose , there are also special devices which can do this. This keeps the blood circulating and patient is not out of oxygen. (Wikipedia) There are situations where ethics play a role in determining if CPR should be performed or not on a patient that is suffering from a cardiac arrest

  • Emt Code Of Ethics Adopted By The National Association Of Emergency Medical Technicians

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    socially. Major challenges include circumstances involving resuscitation, triage, consent, and negligence. 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

  • How Technology Has Impacted Our Society

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    Early diagnosis is not a concept considered by everyone; however, it should be. In short, it is the detection of a disease or disorder before it has completely developed. Now one might think, “Why should I care about such a thing?” Well, these folks should think about a person they cherish the most. How would it affect them if they discovered that their loved one had cancer, but it was too late to treat it? This does not always have to be the case with early detection and diagnosis. People around

  • Automated External Defibrillator ( Aed )

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    Automated external defibrillator (AED) is a small computerized device used to analyze heart rhythms and provide an electric shock, if needed, to restore the normal electrical activity of patients’ heart. When a patient is suspected of having a sudden cardiac arrest CPR is performed until an AED device is available. If the device is available, when turning the machine on the voice of the device will guide the first responder through the process. There are adhesive pads with electrodes sensors that are required

  • Quantitative Research Article Review Essay

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    impact of cardiac arrest and ICD implantation on a patient’s intimate partner. What little is known about caregiving responsibilities and caregiver burden after a cardiac illness or event has previously been focused on the spousal experiences following an acute myocardial infarction or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (Dougherty & Thompson, 2009). The researchers in this article chose to study the physical and mental health effects of the intimate partners of persons after sudden cardiac

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Defibrillators

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    electrode-tissue interface limit current amplitude and duration [30] [31]. Complications can arise during device implantation, such as infections or during extraction [32] [33]. Incorrect ventricular excitation can result in an asynchronous activation of the cardiac muscle [34], which is a poor substitute for the normal sinus rhythm, which could lead to increased incidence of AF and heart failure in the future [35]. Lead dislodgement and malfunction can also be a

  • Perfoming CPR on Terminally Ill Patients

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    ‘‘To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always’’ 15th Century French proverb The questions surrounding the end of life are the most controversial and emotionally connected issues in the society. As medical science has shown marked significant advances which improved the chances of survival for many patients with life threatening illness on the contrary, whether to resuscitate or not is always being an ongoing topic

  • Ethical Dilemma And Ethical Dilemmas

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    wife is opposed to Jim’s wish of not be resuscitated She begins to yell at the nurse and implored to provide a CPR to his husband. The nurse politely decline the wife’s request as it is strictly forbidden to provide a CPR in the event of a cardiac arrest and that there is nothing she can do about it. Surprisingly, the wife initiated a CPR to his husband who has an advance directive with a DNR order, this arises an ethical dilemma. Gather all information relevant to the case As mentioned

  • My Favorite Game Essay

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    My favorite games were always the ones that came down to the last possession with only 5 seconds left. When the ticking of the clock became my own heartbeat, and I could hear each individual squeak of sneakers on the court, I waited for the ball to come sailing through the air as the accompanying adrenaline surged through my veins. This high seemed to go on forever, yet in reality it was only a mere second. Now with this jolt of energy I was ready. I received the ball, and, with a quick pump fake