ACLS

-q 2m pulse and rhythm check

Maintain perfusion:
-continuous chest compressions
-epi q 4m

Correct electrical problems:
-defibrillate, use max J (200), if shockable rhythm at each rhythm check
-give amio 300 mg if VT/VF

Correct other reversible causes (Hs and Ts):
-Hypoxia – improvement with airway control
-Hypovolemia – exam, history
-Hyper/Hypokalemia – blood gas, dialysis access, on diuretics
-Hypothermia – rectal T
-H+ (acidosis) – blood gas
-Hypoglycemia – BGM

-TPTX – lung sliding
-Tamponade – echo
-Thrombosis (coronary, PE) – risk factors/PMH, echo
-Torsades
-Tox – med list, h/o substance abuse or depression
-Trauma – eFAST

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