You witness a cardiac arrest. The patient is being monitored on an ECG. Why
should you verify pulseness?
These are the steps in managing monitored cardiac arrest. The steps are NOT
in the order in which they would be performed. Choose the response which lists
the steps in the order of performance.
1. Initiate CPR.
2. Perform precardial thump.
3. Defibrillate if ventricular fibrillation persists.
4. Verify pulselessness.
5. Proceed as for unmonitored cardiac arrest.
The following statements are steps in managing unmonitored cardiac arrest. Fill
in the blanks.
a. Begin the procedure by initiating basic cardiac life support while __________
is being brought to the scene.
b. Take a "Quick-look" at the _____________________________.
c. If ventricular fibrillation occurs, ___________________________.
d. If ventricular fibrillation continues, _________________________.
e. If this is not successful, _________________________________.
f. Next, set up _______________________________.