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  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
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  • Basic Cardiac Life Support
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  • Definitions of death Clinical death means that the heartbeat and breathing have stopped. This process is reversible. Biological death is permanent, cellular damage due to lack of oxygen, the brain cells are the most sensitive to the lack of oxygen. Brain damage occurs after 4 minute of cardio- respiratory arrest.
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  • CPR It is the simple procedures which prevent circulatory and/or respiratory arrest or insufficiency prompt intervention. These simple procedures include: Open and clear airway Mouth to mouth breathing (through a barrier) OR bag-mask ( Ambu-baging ) External cardiac compression
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  • Basic knowledge
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  • External cardiac compression give 25% of original Cardiac Output. It contract around 70 times/min, every contraction ejects 70 ml of blood, so minute Cardiac Output is around 5 L/min. ( at rest). Respiratory center is located in the brain which is stimulated by the level of the arterial carbon dioxide. Adult respiratory rate is about 12-15 times/min. Room air contain 21%O2 our expiration contain 16% O2
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  • To start CPR The patient is Unresponsive Breathlessness Pulselessness
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  • Chain Of Survival ( Sequences of action linked together too tightly with no gap ) Activate code blue Start CPR until Defibrillator and team arrive Defibrillation if indicated Advanced cardiac life support actions to be followed i.e. intubation, IV line for fluids and drugs etc.
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  • Principles of Defibrillation Electric shock will terminate ventricular fibrillation by transmural current flow Entire myocardium is depolarised into refractoriness. The SA node, as the fastest pacemaker, may resume pacing function
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  • Safe Defibrillation To avoid accidental shocks to rescuer and patient injury Safe environment, away from pooled water or metal surface under patient or rescuer Apply conductive material Turn on defibrillator, select energy and charge defibrillator Proper electrode placement Apply firm pressure on electrodes
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  • Make sure no smearing of conductive gel Remove transdermal patches Keep paddles >12 cm away from implanted cardiac pacemakers Make sure no personnel are directly in contact with the patient, clearing chant Ensure VF or pulseless VT Depress both discharge buttons simultaneously and deliver the electric shock
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  • Defibrillation Energy Adults 200J 200/300J 360J 360J thereafter (monophasic) Non-escalating 150J (biphasic) Children 2J/kg 2-4J/kg 4J/kg 4J/kg thereafter
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  • Some Determinants of Defibrillation Dose Chest impedance Electrode size and location Type of waveform Disease, drugs, metabolic state of the subject
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  • Factors Reducing Transthoracic Impedance Appropriate electrode size Coupling medium between electrodes and chest wall Repeated shocks Expiratory phase of respiration Electrode-chest wall contact pressure (>10 kg) Post-cardiac surgery
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  • Electrode Size diameter of electrode impedance and defibrillation threshold In animals: 8 cm : 71% defib success 12.8 cm : 88% defib success Very large electrodes impedance, but in current density defibrillation success Inadequate contact with chest wall
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  • Coupling Medium Electrode paste (e.g. Redux paste) Electrode paste resulted in significantly lower impedance than the disposable defibrillation pads. No difference in defibrillation success. Beware of paste spread across the chest wall during CPR Disposable coupling pads (e.g. Defib-Pads) Adhesive pads
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  • Self-adhesive pads Advantages Prophylactic placement in high risk patients Less interference with external cardiac massage Incorrect coupling gel avoided Better operator safety Disadvantages Special connection Lack of firm pressure High impedance Hairy skin
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  • Electrode Position Proper polarity facilitates ECG interpretation. It does not affect success of defibrillation Three acceptable positions Sternal-apical Left-anterior-posterior Apical posterior
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  • Sternal-apical Below the outer right clavicle Cardiac apex
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  • Left-anterior-posterior Anterior apex just left of palpable cardiac apex Back inferior to the left scapula
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  • Apicalposterior Left ventricular apex Back inferior to the left scapula
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  • If VF Persists: Secure airway, ventilatory and circulatory support, IV access Appropriate medications to maintain myocardial and cerebral viability Detect and treat potentially reversible underlying causes Resume defibrillation attempts After each minute of CPR, or after each medication The best prospects for restoring a perfusing rhythm still remain with defibrillation
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  • Scope of ACLS Basic life support ECG monitoring, interpretation and arrhythmia recognition Advanced equipment and techniques for ventilation and circulation Therapies for respiratory or cardiac arrests Treatment of acute coronary syndromes Treatment with tPA for eligible stroke patients
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  • Scope of ACLS Basic life support ECG monitoring, interpretation and arrhythmia recognition Advanced equipment and techniques for ventilation and circulation Therapies for respiratory or cardiac arrests Treatment of acute coronary syndromes Treatment with tPA for eligible stroke patients
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  • International Guidelines 2005 Conference on Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
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  • The 3 Unequivocally Effective Interventions Basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation Oxygenation and ventilation of the lungs through a patent secure airway Defibrillation for ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia
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  • Advanced Equipment & Techniques for Ventilation & Circulation
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  • Airway Adjuncts Oropharyngeal airways Nasopharyngeal airways Laryngeal mask airway 64-100% success Combitube 69-100% success Cuffed oropharyngeal airways (COPA) Suction devices
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  • Combitube
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  • Endotracheal Intubation Optimal airway Secure and clear airway Protect airway No gastric inflation Drug Bronchial toilet Need 3 minutes of preoxygenation Ventilation should not be interrupted for > 30 seconds Cricoid pressure Use of stylet or gum elastic bougie Confirm and secure tube position
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  • Breathing F i O 2 of 1.0 Manual resuscitators or ventilators 12-15 breaths/minute Tidal Volume 10-12 ml/kg, if intubated 6-7 ml/kg, if not unintubated
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  • Circulation Closed chest compression at 100/minute Open chest CPR should be restricted to operating theatre and selected instances of penetrating thoracic injury
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  • Specific Drug Therapy Meticulous, systematic review reveals that relevant, valid, and credible evidence to confirm a benefit due to these agents simply does NOT exist.
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  • Routes of Drug Administration Peripheral veins Central veins Tracheal Intraosseous Intracardiac
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  • Peripheral Venous Route Peak effect 1.5-3 min. after injection at antecubital fossa IV push 20 ml NS flush after drug injection circulation time by 40% Comparable to drug delivery through a central vein
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  • Central Venous Route Faster, higher peak concentration and more potent effect compared to peripheral injection Should be used if it is already in situ Inserting a central line is associated with problems of interrupting CPR, bleeding arterial puncture and air embolism
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  • Tracheal Route Second line route due to impaired absorption and unpredictable pharmacodynamics Need 2-3 times the IV dose, diluted to at least 10 ml in 0.9% NS Non-ionic drugs only: adrenalin, atropine, lignocaine and naloxone NEVER calcium or sodium bicarbonate
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  • Intracardiac Route NOT recommended May produce pneumothorax, injury to a coronary artery and prolonged interruption of cardiac massage. Inadvertent injection into the myocardium may produce intractable arrhythmias
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  • Drugs for Resuscitation Vasopressors Adrenaline Vasopressin Other Agents Atropine Buffer agents Calcium
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  • Adrenaline Adrenaline 1 mg (10 ml of 1:10,000 dilution) IV boluses every three minutes until pulse returns Short half life of 3-5 minutes -effect (vasoconstriction) aortic pressure to maintain myocardial and cerebral blood flow Cautions: solvent abuse, cocaine and other sympathomimetic drugs
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  • Vasopressin 40 U IV: powerful vasoconstriction V 1 receptors in smooth muscle Longer half-life of 10-20 minutes If there is no response 10-20 min. after 40 U of IV vasopressin, resume epinephrine 1 mg IV push every 3 to 5 minutes Used in VF/VT ? role in asystole or PEA
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