Cardiorespiratory arrest (CRA)
The nurse should be able to:
- Recognize a cardiorespiratory arrest (unconsciousness and lack of ventilation)
- Make timely decisions
- Clear message alert
- Perform the various cardiac resuscitation gestures
- Prepare the cardiac arrest drugs: adrenaline, injections, atropine, and cordarone.
- Turn on the defibrillator
The learner is on call in a postoperative unit ,a patient who left the operating room 15 minutes ago begins to have consciousness disturbances, and the scope alarm starts to sound, the learner arrives at the patient’s bedside he calls him, the patient doesn’t answer. The learner examines the screen where he finds a very slow rhythm and the patient quickly had asystole.