CPR question - page 3
Hi there! I am a student and was on the CVCU last week. I saw my first code and noticed the doctor doing compressions was going at least twice as fast as I thought we were supposed to (had the... Read More
Feb 19, '13 by Lovelymo79, BSN, RNQuote from Do-overI have not only seen docs doing compressions, but they have raised the legs up also when BP was low. And the ones that had performed compressions, they also were the surgeon who did the surgery. No residents here!I have never seen a physician do chest compressions... but I admittedly don't get out much. I'd rather they give orders and stuff. Maybe start a central line.
Feb 19, '13 by Lovelymo79, BSN, RNQuote from DodongoWe just got those. Very cool machines. Pun intendedWe use the ArcticSun machine to initiate and carry out our hypothermia protocol. We do it for most all of our cardiac arrests. It's quite nice. It uses a core temp probe and circulates cold water through blankets on the skin and then cold saline infusing. The machine adjusts everything to keep the temp at goal and the cooling and rewarming controlled and gradual.
Aug 13, '14 by rcpalsSeveral recent studies, document rates between 150 and 200 chest compressions. Survival starts to drop as compression rates get greater than 120. So 100-120 is optimal.