Dear Nurses

Friday, April 06, 2007

WHAT IF YOU SEE VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA


Ventricular tachycardia may or may not have a pulse. Ventricular fibrillation does not have a pulse. Both rhythms require immediate treatment.
IF YOU SHOULD BE FLOATED TO A MONITORED UNIT AND YOUR PATIENT DISPLAYS
ANY OF THE ABOVE RHYTHMS, DO NOT PANIC! TAKE QUICK ACTION.
HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL HINTS:
- Assess your patient at once
- if there is no response , press the code button and start CPR .
To learn more about this lethal rhythm, simply click on the links:
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