Cardioversion

The following guidelines are per ACLS 2010 guidelines VF/pulseless VT Defibrillation x 3 (200J,200J-300J,360J) , then Secondary ABCD (Airway, IV access) Vasopressin 40 U iv x 1 only (preferred first agent, Class 2b) orepinephrine1mg q3-5min (Class Indeterminant) Defibrillate at 360J or biphasic shock Amiodarone 300 mg iv push (diluted in 20 cc D5W). May rpt 150mg x … Continue reading

Cardiac Testing

Anatomy of the heart and coronary arteries 2 sides separated by septum Right side– pumps deoxygenated blood to lungs Vena Cava:  carries oxygen-poor blood from body to the right side of the heart Pulmonary Artery:  carries oxygen-poor blood from right side of heart Left side– pumps oxygenated blood to the rest of the body Pulmonary … Continue reading