Chapter 12. Management of Peri-Arrest Arrhythmias

  1. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hon), PGCE Resuscitation Officer Clinical Skills Lead Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Published Online: 4 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch12

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jevon, P. (2009) Management of Peri-Arrest Arrhythmias, in ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch12

Author Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181624

Online ISBN: 9781444318388



  • peri-arrest arrhythmia management;
  • cardiac arrhythmias preceding cardiac arrest;
  • bradycardias and tachycardias - effective and safe management;
  • principles of peri-arrest arrhythmia management;
  • peri-arrest arrhythmias and adverse clinical signs;
  • Resuscitation Council UK Bradycardia Algorithm;
  • irregular narrow complex tachycardia - atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter;
  • atrial fibrillation and Wolf Parkinson Syndrome;
  • handheld paddle electrodes;
  • implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for ventricular arrhythmias


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Principles of the Use of the Peri-Arrest Algorithms

  • Adverse Clinical Signs Associated with Peri-Arrest Arrhythmias

  • Management of Bradycardia

  • Management of Tachycardia

  • Synchronised Electrical Cardioversion

  • Principles of External Pacing

  • Chapter Summary

  • References