Okay, probably an easy question, but we couldn't decide amongst ourselves last night what's going to happen to the pt in question.
Pt is mid-90's, vent paced, and she's dying -- massive CVA, but not in a location that would stop her breathing, so she's essentially dying from system failure -- kidneys, GI tract are shutting down, pt's flaccid, but will open one eye to a stimulus, 100% rebreather and both O2 sats and BP are falling. Got a ventricular pacemaker no idea the manufacturer or anything beyond the fact that we see the vent spikes.
So...when our lady finally dies, are we going to just see a flat line with spikes? Will the spikes somehow know to stop firing? We've had people with implanted defibs that the doc has demagnetized to make them stop, but how can we get the flatline strip on someone who may have pacer strikes or PEA?