XmasShopperRN 3,068 Views
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Wow, thank you so much. That cleared it up for me completely. The way I was interpreting the algorithm for VF/VT was alternating epi and amiodarone after each shock because of the way the arrows go full circle starting over the whole cycle again (assuming shockable rhythm). But thank you for clearing that up for me because I just wasn't getting it.
Hello, I was hoping someone could clarify something for me. I'm taking ACLS in a few weeks and am studying the algorithms. For cardiac arrest it says to give epinenephrine q 3-5 min. Let's say you give it, the rhythm is shock able and you continue CPR for 2 minutes. It then says give amiodarone. Here's my question: Since it is then almost time to readminister the epinephrine, do you give the 2 drugs back to back? Give amiodarone and then almost immediately epinephrine. Obviously I'm a newbie, as this is a very basic question. 1 more question. My experience thus far has only been in LTC. I haven't yet had to start an IV. I've only done it twice, almost a year and a half ago in the ED during clinical with the guidance of a nurse. Do you learn IV access in the class? I'll YouTube it, and go over the steps, but that's all I can do for now. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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