By Philip Jevon
Resuscitation carrier : an summary -- Resuscitation gear -- reputation and remedy of the severely sick sufferer -- ideas of cardiac tracking and ECG reputation -- Bystander easy lifestyles help -- Airway administration and air flow -- Defibrillation and electric cardioversion -- complicated existence help -- Resuscitation in certain events -- Anaphylaxis -- Acute coronary syndromes -- administration of peri-arrest arrhythmias -- Post-resuscitation care -- Bereavement -- moral concerns in resuscitation -- Resuscitation documents -- Resuscitation education
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2005). Note the oxygen saturation (SaO2) reading: normal is 97–100%. A low SaO2 could indicate respiratory distress or compromise. B. the pulse oximeter does not detect hypercapnia and the SaO2 can be normal in the presence of a very high PaCO2 (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2006b). 36 Advanced Cardiac Life Support: A Guide for Nurses Listen to the breathing: normal breathing is quiet. Rattling airway noises indicate the presence of airway secretions, usually due to patient being unable to cough sufficiently or unable to take a deep breath in (Smith, 2003).
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Head tilt, chin lift, use of an oropharyngeal airway. g. tracheal intubation, may be needed. • Administer high-concentration oxygen as soon as possible in a patient with an obstructed airway (Resuscitation Council UK, 2006b). Assessment of breathing Look, listen and feel to assess breathing. Count the respiratory rate: normal respiratory rate is 12–20/ minute (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2006b). Tachypnoea is usually first sign that the patient has respiratory distress (Smith, 2003). g. opiates, fatigue, hypothermia, head injury and central nervous system (CNS) depression.