Chapter 13. Management of Potentially Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest

  1. Pam Moule RN, DipN, DipNE, BSc(Hons), MSc, EdD Reader and
  2. John W. Albarran RN, DipN (Lon.), BSc (Hons), PG Dip Ed, MSc, DPhil NFESC Reader
  1. Rebecca Hoskins Nurse Consultant1,2

Published Online: 22 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316056.ch13

Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition

Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition

How to Cite

Hoskins, R. (2009) Management of Potentially Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest, in Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition (eds P. Moule and J. W. Albarran), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316056.ch13

Editor Information

  1. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Hospitals Bristol NHS, Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK

  2. 2

    University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193542

Online ISBN: 9781444316056

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Keywords:

  • management of potentially reversible causes of cardiac arrest;
  • cardiorespiratory arrest - primary airway, breathing or circulation problem;
  • respiratory inadequacy and respiratory system disorders;
  • primary cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction, hypertensive heart disease, valve disease;
  • managing reversible causes of cardiac arrest;
  • hypovolaemia;
  • patient in a pulseless electrical activity (PEA);
  • hyperkalaemia, hypocalcaemia and metabolic disorders;
  • tension pneumothorax;
  • non-reversible causes of cardiac arrest - in mitral valve prolapse, hypertrophic myopathy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aims

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Causes of Cardiac Arrest

  • Managing the Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest

  • Review of Learning

  • Conclusion

  • References