Performing CPR


7. When performing CPR, what is the ratio of compressions:breaths?
a. 15:2
b. 30:2
c. 40:2
d. 100:2

8. Refer to the pulseless American Heart Association’s Adult Cardiac Arrest algorithm (2015).
d. What is the first step to take when a patient is in pulseless VT, VF, PEA, or asystole?


e. What cardiac rhythms indicate that a shock from the defibrillator is advised?


f. Refer to the dosages of epinephrine and amiodarone in the “Drug Therapy” section and fill out the following table:
Drug Dosage Frequency Route What does this drug do?

g. Compressions should aim to be completed at what depth?
h. How fast should the rate of compressions be when performing CPR?
9. What is “ROSC”? If ROSC is achieved, what assessments should the nurse perform?


10. If the patient is responsive after ROSC, what medical interventions may be performed on this patient?



11. If the patient remains unresponsive after ROSC, what medical intervention(s) may be performed to preserve brain function? (HINT: search “targeted temperature management”)

a. Explain how this therapy works to preserve brain function.

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