Compare and contrast the cardiac arrest algorithm for asystole between adults and children older than one year.
A 47 year old man with a history of hypertension and depression has presented to your emergency department following deliberate self poisoning approximately 3hrs ago with 20 x 240mg slow release verapamil tablets.
Perhaps hospitals were a little hasty in becoming “smoke-free” zones – next time I lead a code I might see if anyone volunteers to be the pipe operator for a good old-fashioned tobacco smoke enema… From Eisenberg, MS. Life in the balance: emergency medicine and the quest to reverse sudden death. 1997; Oxford University Press. […]
Latest Guidelines International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). 2005 International Consensus Conference on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care Science with Treatment Recommendations. Resuscitation 2005; 67: 157-342. [Reference] European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2005. Adult, paediatric and neonatal resuscitation, and much more (see later). Resuscitation 2005; 67 (Suppl 1):S1-S190. [Reference] American Heart Association (AHA). […]