4. Cardiac Arrest

  1. Ian Wood MA, RN, DipN (Lond) and
  2. Michelle Garner MPhil, BSc (Hons), RN, DipN (Lond)
  1. Carole Donaldson

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702864.ch4

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

How to Cite

Donaldson, C. (2012) Cardiac Arrest, in Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients (eds I. Wood and M. Garner), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702864.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 16 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337167

Online ISBN: 9781118702864

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Keywords:

  • Cardiac arrest;
  • Defibrillation;
  • Hypothermia and hypoxia;
  • Peri-arrest arrhythmias;
  • Pulmonary embolus and tamponade;
  • Resuscitation care;
  • Tension pneumothorax;
  • Toxins;
  • Witnessed resuscitation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Early warning signs of deteriorating patients

  • Peri-arrest arrhythmias

  • Assessment and management of cardiac arrest

  • Potentially reversible causes of cardiac arrest

  • The nurse's role in the management of a cardiac arrest

  • Post-resuscitation care

  • Witnessed resuscitation

  • Summary

  • References