I must be overthinking,but all of a sudden found myself puzzled by the following:In the event of a respiratory arrest, do we start compressions? Or do we administer oxygen? I've googled this and have not yet found one definite answer..Mauve someone could share from experience?Much appreciated!
Sep 16, '12
Respiratory arrest with pulse: rescue breathing once every 3-5 seconds infant/child, every 5-6 seconds adult. The ONLY pulse check is about 2 minutes after rescue breathing, if pulse keep breathing; no pulse start compressions. If you have the tools, BVM with supplemental O2 is preferred to pocket mask or BVM with no O2. Call 911/code team ASAP after establishing unresponsiveness.
See slide #12, 17, 20; slide #30 for pedi here: http://www.choa.org/health-professionals/~/media/CHOA/Documents/Health-Professionals/Physician Resources/AHA_Update_2010.ashx
You can also google "CPR algorithm"
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Sep 16, '12
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