CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES

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CHAPTER 6 CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES

PRETEST QUESTIONS

Answer the pretest questions before studying the chapter. This will help you determine your strong and weak areas in the material covered.

1. You enter a patient’s room to give a treatment and observe the patient is unconscious and not breathing. After calling for help, your first action should be which of the following?

2. After 10 min of CPR, an infant’s pulse returns but no ventilatory effort is present. The respiratory therapist should do which of the following?

3. A patient has been intubated, and CPR is being performed. The patient’s ECG strip indicates asystole, and the physician is unable to start an intravenous (IV) line. The respiratory therapist should recommend which of the following immediately?

4. Which of the following drugs is used to treat ventricular fibrillation during CPR?

5. During CPR, the patient’s ECG strip indicates ventricular fibrillation. The patient has been defibrillated with 200 J using a biphasic defibrillator with no change in the ECG reading. The respiratory therapist should recommend which of the following?

6. A patient’s ECG strip indicates atrial fibrillation and cardioversion should be attempted. The defibrillator should be set at what level to return the heart to normal function?

See answers and rationales at the back of the text.

REVIEW

I. CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION

CRT Exam Content Matrix: IB2a, IIIG4d, III I1a-d

RRT Exam Content Matrix: IB2a, IIIG4a, III I1a-c

II. ADULT, CHILD, AND INFANT CPR MODIFICATIONS

CRT Exam Content Matrix: III I1a-d

RRT Exam Content Matrix: III I1a-c

III. CPR: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CRT Exam Content Matrix: III I1a-d

RRT Exam Content Matrix: III I1a-c

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