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1 PROVIDED BY LIFE SUPPORT EDUCATION AUGUST 2013 ACLS HELPFUL HINTS

2 Patient Assessment - Conscious Patient Initial Assessment ABC’s 12 Lead EKG Expert Consult Consider Oxygen with O2 sat < 94% SAMPLE History

3 SAMPLE Signs & Symptoms Allergies Medications Past Pertinent Medical History Last Oral Intake Events Leading Up to Event

4 Patient Assessment - Stable Considerations for patients with perfusing rhythms who are Stable  ABC’s  V/S  Oxygen if Hypoxic  Monitor  Peripheral IV Access

5 Patient Assessment - Stable Bradycardic Patients – HR <50 usually for treatment  Monitor patient for change in mental status  Any Bradycardia that is symptomatic needs treatment with  Atropine 0.5 mg (maximum dose – 3 mg)  Pressors –  Epinephrine 2 – 10 mcg/min  Dopamine 2 – 10 mcg/kg/min  Pacing

6 Patient Assessment - Stable Tachycardic Patients – Sinus Tach bpm  ABC’s  12 Lead EKG  Treatable Causes (H’s & T’s)

7 Hypoxia Hypovolemia Hydrogen Ions (Acidosis) Hypo/Hyperkalemia Hypothermia Hypoglycemia - not included Tension Pneumothorax Tamponade – Cardiac Thrombosis – Cardiac Thrombosis – Pulmonary Toxins Trauma – Separate Considerations H’s & T’s

8 Patient Assessment - Stable Narrow complex tachycardia – (SVT) – Supraventricular Tachycardia Rate >150 – 220 bpm  ABC’s  12 Lead EKG  Expert Consult  Vagal Maneuvers  Adenosine 6 mg - 12 mg  Elective Synchronized Cardioversion

9 Patient Assessment - Stable Wide complex tachycardia – Ventricular Tachycardia  ABC’s  12 Lead EKG  Expert Consult  Amiodarone 150 mg/100cc D5W or NS  Administer over 10 minutes  Adenosine 6 mg - 12 mg - 12 mg  Elective Synchronized Cardioversion

10 Acute Coronary Syndrome Substernal Chest Pain – Radiation – SOB  Patient History  ASA 160 mg – 325 mg for ACS  12 Lead EKG  SL NTG -  Hold if right ventricular infarct suspected  Hold if taken phosphodiesterase inhibitors within 48 hours  Hold for severe bradycardia or tachycardia  Hold if systolic BP 90 mmHg or less

11 Acute Coronary Syndromes  Peripheral IV Access for medication administration  Morphine if chest pain continues  Preparation for PCI

12 Suspected Stroke Weakness – facial droop – pronator drift  ABC’s  Oxygen if needed  IV Access  Glucose testing – fingerstick – lab  Neurologic screening  include time of symptom onset  Activate Stroke Team/Transport to Stroke Center

13 Suspected Stroke Patient History Patient Stable -  Head CT Scan – (R/O - Ischemic vs. Hemorrhagic)  12-Lead EKG  rtPA Candidate (Yes/No)

14 Patient Assessment - Conscious Patient Initial Assessment ABC’s 12 Lead EKG Expert Consult Consider Oxygen with O2 sat < 94% SAMPLE History

15 Patient Assessment – Unstable Patients with perfusing rhythms who are Unstable  Atropine 0.5 mg if V/S indicate bradycardia/hypotension  Airway management if not breathing and heart rate decreasing

16 Patient Assessment – Unstable Synchronized Cardioversion indicated for SVT and/or VT with hypotension Sedation if time

17 Synchronized Cardioversion Narrow Complex Tachy or Atrial Flutter – 50 – 100 joules Atrial Fibrillation – 120 – 200 joules Wide Complex Tachy – 100 joules

18 Patients in Respiratory Arrest Patent Airway – (Yes/No) Agonal Respirations Ventilations – 1 every 5 – 6 seconds (10 – 12/min) Advanced Airway Indicated – (Yes/No)

19 Airway Management Relief of FBAO in Unresponsive Victim  Chest compressions – Look in Mouth – Attempt Ventilations BVM Use OPA (oropharyngeal airway) or NPA (nasopharyngeal airway) Proper Placement of Advanced Airway

20 Airway Management ETT/King/LMA –  Continuous compressions without pauses for ventilations  Ventilations: 1 every 6 – 8 seconds (8-10 BPM)  Suction if needed on withdrawal and for 10 seconds or less Advanced airway verified –  Listen  Colormetric CO2 Device  Waveform Capnography Cricoid Pressure  Do not use if it impedes ventilation or advanced airway placement  Not recommended in cardiac arrest airway management

21 Oxygenation vs. Ventilation Oxygenation- Amount of Oxygen in the blood  Prolonged high concentrations may cause oxygen toxicity  SaO2 of 100% may equal PO2 of 800  Maintain SaO2 at 94-99% Ventilation-Rate at which we ventilate  Hyperventilation decreases venous return which decreases blood flow to the heart and lungs.  Hyperventilation causes cerebral vasoconstriction which decreases cerebral blood flow.

22 Why not hyperventilate? When we breath normally….  It is negative-pressure ventilation  Helps venous return to the heart When we stop breathing……  Lose benefit of negative pressure and venous return

23 Why not hyperventilate? When Delivering Positive Pressure Ventilations…  Prevents venous return  Every ventilation increases intrathoracic pressure for 2 seconds

24 Effect of Ventilation on Venous Return

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26 What it tells us:  ET Tube placement  PETCO2 < 10-ROSC unlikely (need to improve CPR technique)  Abrupt sustained increase in waveform - ROSC Capnography

27 Useful for  Compression effectiveness (if PETCO2 less than 10 need to improve compressions)  Airway- ET Tube placement verification  Pulse- ROSC (sudden increase in waveform) Intubation- not a must if able to ventilate  But….. Better CPR Use of Capnography

28 Capnography is used for verification of advance airway and for indication of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) during CPR mm Hg [1 Minute Interval] Capnography for ROSC

29 The UnConscious Patient

30 Patient Assessment - Unconscious Check Responsiveness Observe chest for breathing Call for help & ask for AED if available Check Pulse (5 – 10 seconds) Begin Chest Compressions if Needed

31 Patients in Cardiac Arrest CPR  Produces blood flow through coronary arteries to the heart  Never interrupt for more than 10 seconds  Prolonged interruptions in compressions can be fatal for victim Shockable Rhythm vs. Non-Shockable Rhythm  Shockable- VF & Pulseless VT (Torsade-de-pointes)  Non-Shockable – PEA & Asystole

32 CPR Interventions Compression rate – “at least” 100/minute Depth of Compressions – 2 inches (at least) Allow for complete chest recoil after each compression Rotate Compressors every 2 minutes Continue compressions while defibrillator charges Ratio – 30:2 until advanced airway inserted

33 CPR Interventions Paddles vs. Pads  Pads – more rapid defibrillation  Paddles – circumstances where pads cannot be used Burns/surgeries/other considerations Withholding or Terminating CPR  Scene Safety  Obvious death  Evidence of rigor mortis  Prolonged or deteriorated arrest following a lengthy arrest attempt

34 Patients in Shockable Rhythm VF/Pulseless VT – (Torsade-de-pointes)  Defibrillation (Unsynchronized cardioversion)  120 j – 150 j – 200 j (at appropriate intervals) Access – IV/IO Medication Administration  During CPR (allows circulation before defibrillation)  Epinephrine – 1mg 1:10,000 IV/IO Push – Flush – CPR - Defib  Amiodarone – 300 mg IV/IO Push – Flush – CPR – Defib  Other Considerations based on identified cause (H’s & T’s)

35 Patients in Non-Shockable Rhythm PEA (Pulseless Electrical Activity) & Asystole CPR –  Compression rate – “at least” 100/minute  Out of hospital personnel should contact medical control for orders to terminate resuscitation efforts in extended CPR events Rotate Compressors Ratio – 30:2 until advanced airway inserted

36 Patients in Non-Shockable Rhythm Access – IV/IO Medication Administration  Give during CPR  Epinephrine – 1mg 1:10,000 IV/IO – Push - CPR  Other Considerations based on identified cause (H’s & T’s)

37 Post Arrest Care Maximize Oxygenation & Ventilation Fluid for Hypotension  1 – 2 L/IV Fluid Bolus if hypotensive (Systolic BP < 90 mmHg)  Maintain Systolic BP at 90/mmHg or greater Pressors for Hypotension  IV Epinephrine – 0.1 – 0.5 mcg/kg/minute  IV Dopamine – 5 – 10 mcg/kg/minute

38 Post Arrest Care PCI considerations (In-hospital/Out-of-Hospital)  Out of hospital personnel should transport patients with ROSC to a hospital capable of performing PCI Prevent Oxygen toxicity – Maintain SaO2 at 94% – 99% Target PETCO2 to 35 – 40 mmHg Do not hyperventilate the patient

39 Post Arrest Care Hypothermia Protocol  Patient Remains Unresponsive to Verbal Commands  Maintain core temperature at 32 – 34 degrees Celsius for 12 to 24 hours Follow Up

40 Additional Information The Medical Emergency Team (MET) or Rapid Response Team (RRT) can help improve patient outcomes by identifying and treating early deterioration of the patient ! Pulse checks – NO!!  Following defibrillation of VF/Pulseless VT - chest compressions !  Organized rhythm on monitor following 2 minutes of CPR – Ok  NOTE: Zoll Defibrillators have “See-through” CPR  (bottom rhythm is patient’s rhythm) Keep O2 away from the patient and bedding during defibrillation to avoid fire risk

41 AED’s Use the AED when it arrives  Early defibrillation is essential in BLS survey if indicatead Malfunctioning AED – begin chest compressions Special Considerations  Snow – use AED  Puddles of Water – move victim

42 Thank You


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