By Philip Jevon
Resuscitation carrier : an summary -- Resuscitation apparatus -- reputation and therapy of the significantly ailing sufferer -- ideas of cardiac tracking and ECG popularity -- Bystander easy lifestyles aid -- Airway administration and air flow -- Defibrillation and electric cardioversion -- complicated lifestyles aid -- Resuscitation in particular events -- Anaphylaxis -- Acute coronary syndromes -- administration of peri-arrest arrhythmias -- Post-resuscitation care -- Bereavement -- moral concerns in resuscitation -- Resuscitation documents -- Resuscitation education
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5 Chest auscultation. 5): 1. Ask the patient to breath in and out normally through his mouth 2. Auscultate the anterior chest from side to side, and top to bottom. Auscultate over equivalent areas and compare the volume and character of the sounds and note any additional sounds. Compare the sounds during inspiration and expiration 3. Note the location and quality of the sounds heard 4. Auscultate the posterior chest, from side to side and top to bottom. Auscultate over equivalent areas and compare the volume and character of the sounds and note any additional Recognition and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient 39 sounds.
G. administer suction to the mouth if the patient has vomited, place the patient in the lateral position (unless contraindicated). g. the tongue, to block the airway. g. head tilt, chin lift, use of an oropharyngeal airway. g. tracheal intubation, may be needed. • Administer high-concentration oxygen as soon as possible in a patient with an obstructed airway (Resuscitation Council UK, 2006b). Assessment of breathing Look, listen and feel to assess breathing. Count the respiratory rate: normal respiratory rate is 12–20/ minute (Resuscitation Council (UK), 2006b).
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Advanced cardiac life support: a guide for nurses by Philip Jevon