Advanced Life Support (ALS) Level 3 (VTQ)

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Post resuscitation care

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Managing Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) in Patients

Ensuring Continuation of Excellent Care

Post-Cardiac Arrest Procedures

  • Identifying Reversible Causes: A Vital First Step
  • Systematic Patient Assessment: A-B-C-D-E Approach
  • Checking the Airway: Ensuring No Obstructions
  • Monitoring Breathing Rate: Ventilation Adjustments
  • Observing SpO2: A Critical Oxygenation Indicator

Managing ROSC involves a systematic approach to patient assessment, ensuring airway, breathing, and oxygenation are addressed promptly.

Neck, Chest, and Lung Assessment

Evaluating Circulatory and Respiratory Status

  • Checking Pulses: Peripheral and Central Pulse Assessment
  • Monitoring Blood Pressure: Assessing Circulatory State
  • Examining Skin Colour and Texture: Clues to Cardiac Arrest Cause
  • Abdominal Examination: Detecting Hypovolemic Arrest Signs
  • Pupil Assessment: Identifying Possible Cerebral Events
  • Levels of Response: Using the AVPU Scale
  • General Examination: Looking for Rashes, Bruising, and Deformities

A comprehensive assessment includes evaluating the patient's circulatory, respiratory, and neurological status, as well as examining the body for clues to the cause of the cardiac arrest.

Ensuring Patient Stability

Preventing Potential Setbacks

  • Moving the Patient Safely: Avoid Rushing
  • Cautionary Tale: Risks of Hasty Patient Movement

Prioritize patient stability and avoid rushing to move the patient, as abrupt changes in position can lead to setbacks in their condition.

Remember the A-B-C-D-E approach for a thorough post-ROSC assessment and exercise caution when considering patient movement.