Cardiac Arrest

1. What is cardiac arrest?


2. What four cardiac rhythms may be present in cardiac arrest? Describe or draw each.

3. If a patient’s monitor displays one of the rhythms mentioned above, in which site(s) is it acceptable to check a pulse? (Select all that apply.)
a. Radial
b. Brachial
c. Femoral
d. Carotid
e. Temporal
f. Pedal
g. Posterior Tibial

4. What other assessments should the nurse perform if one of the rhythms mentioned above (#8) is noted?

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