Cardiac arrest

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  • Ventricular Fibrillation And Its Effects On The Heart

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    increasing proportion of patients presents with non-shockable rhythms in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). These non-shockable rhythms are pulseless electrical activity (PEA) and asystole. During PEA, a normal heart rhythm is observed on the electrocardiogram (ECG), but without cardiac output. Asystole is a condition without ventricular complexes. The heart muscles fail to contract due to the lack of cardiac electrical activity. Both PEA and asystole are treated with cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • Treatment of Therapeutic Hypothermia

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    on general outcome after suffering cardiac arrest (Janata & Holzer, 2009). According to Wolff et al. (2009), successful and early achievement of mild therapeutic hypothermia is one of the main elements contributing to the final neurological outcome. Therefore, the need for implementing new measures appears to be more than natural. In this experiment, there were forty-nine consecutive patients that were treated with mild hypothermia after suffering cardiac arrest. A closed-loop endovascular system

  • Cpr ( American Thoracic Society )

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    CPR that we see in most movies (American Thoracic Society). In BLS we use a combination of chest compressions and artificial breathing (mouth to mouth) to stabilize a patient (American Thoracic Society). The second Type of CPR is called Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) in this form of CPR makes use of a combination of electric shocks, medication, or a ventilator (American Thoracic Society). What is CPR meant to treat? CPR can be used to treat Overdoses, excessive bleeding (after the wound has

  • Demonstrative Speech on Cpr Essay

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    Introduction Attention Getter: What if one of your friends just fell to the ground because they couldn’t breathe, would you know what to do, could you perform CPR if it was needed? It is said by the American Heart Association that sadly 70% of Americans do not know how to do CPR, or they just don’t remember how. Central Idea: I want to inform you all that knowing CPR is very important. Preview of Points: Today we will explore the right ways to perform CPR, when you should and should not do

  • Symptoms And Treatment Of Shock

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    Shock is a life-threatening condition with a variety of underlying causes. Shock is caused when the cells have a lack of adequate blood supply and are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. In cases of shock, blood is shunted from peripheral areas of the body to the vital organs. Hemorrhage and decreased blood volume are associated with some, but not all, types of shock. Adventitious lung sounds occur in the upper airway D) Heart and respiratory rates are elevated Ans: D Feedback: As sepsis

  • Protocols In Emergency Medical Services

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    possible no matter what. This includes disregarding one’s personal views on gender, race, and other things. Unfortunately, this does not occur to the extent that it should. For example, in PA’s cardiac arrest protocols outline the use of mechanical CPR devices, such as the Lund University Cardiac Arrest System (LUCAS) Device (Pennsylvania Department of Health, 2017, p. 69-72). This device performs compressions for the care provider and has been proven to increase the survivability of patients in

  • Reasons to Learn CPR Essay

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    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. Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone is attacked with cardiac arrest, so you should immediately begin

  • A Study On The Cardiac Rhythm

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    Introduction: The electrocardiogram remains the single most important tool for interpretation of the cardiac rhythm. 1 It can be used to successfully pick up conduction abnormalities, rhythm disturbances, possible myocardial ischemia, and a slew of other abnormalities that can be linked to various cardiac or metabolic diseases. 1,2 ECGs can also be used as a preventive tool to screen for abnormalities early in the disease process. 3,4 In 1982, Italy passed a law that all individuals who want to compete

  • Non Research Evidence Study

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    A1. Describe a healthcare problem. Yearly, the adult population suffers over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) in the United States (Go et al., 2012). Prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) is involved with about 60% of these cardiac arrests (CA) (Go et al., 2012). EMS frequently transports these patients to the emergency department (ED) without return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). Of those transported without ROSC it is not unusual to pronounce the time of death shortly

  • The Effects Of Workout Supplements On Young Adults

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    The interest of building a stronger and better performing body has been the ideal goal for many athletes. Whether an individual is a professional athlete or a self- proclaimed athlete the importance of workout supplements is on the rise. Workout supplements come in various forms and have evolved from just steroid use. They have become increasingly popular over the past few years due to the popularity and the attention that has been brought to them. With the growth of social media came the growth