Category Archives: Medical Cardiac Arrest

If our patient has been accepted for Bypass under STEMI protocol, and pt goes VSA on route, in the event of a ROSC do we continue to proceed to Cath lab or do we now reroute towards closest ED?

With regards to pediatric resuscitation, are we to use the “pediatric” setting on the zoll for only less than 8 years old, or for >30 days to onset puberty? I was reading old Q&A for this, and it was made to seem like we only use the pediatric setting for less than 8 on the zoll, and anything older than that use the “adult“ setting

Just a question regarding a pediatric VSA. I was reading some other askmac questions and noticed they had said we use the “pediatric” defib setting for kids under 8, however if the child is over 8 and less than the onset of puberty, does that mean we’re still using the pediatric defibrillation setting or the adult setting on the semi-auto zoll?

My question is can you TOR an opioid overdose cardiac arrest. The question came up recently and it seemed a simple yes because opioid overdose cardiac arrests are to be run as a standard medical arrest. However, some people have referenced the "very early transport after one analysis... for medication overdose/ toxicology." This is further confused by the 1-Mar-2012 Ask MAC submission where it was stated you could not obtain a TOR on an OD (but did not specify what type of OD). I am hoping you can provide some clarification on obtaining a TOR during an opioid overdose VSA.

Question: For a pediatric VSA do you stay and run the full cardiac arrest, (4 analysis) or should you depart scene after the first analysis if they are in a non-shockable rhythm? PCP question.

Question: Could you please give clarification - On a VSA of a suspected opioid overdose, can we leave after the 1st analysis? Half my co-workers say yes and the other half says no, that you must stay to complete 4 analysis. I understand that early transport can be considered in medication overdose/toxicology. Where we are having difficulty with the interpretation of the protocol is "In cardiac arrest associated with opioid overdose, continue standard medical cardiac arrest directive. There is no clear role for routine administration of naloxone in confirmed cardiac arrest". Some medics are saying that the "continue standard medical arrest directive " means to complete 4 analysis. My interpretation is, no narcan and continue protocol, which is to consider early departure. Thanks

Question: Good afternoon. I just have a question regarding a VSA patient scenario. If the patient has a pulse with an SGA inserted (patient tolerates SGA) to give ventilations, how many ventilations would I give? 1 every 10 seconds or 1 every 5-6 seconds? And do I also wear an N95 mask?

Need some clarification on when we do pulse checks during medical arrest protocol. Do we perform a pulse check after a no shock advised?

Has SWORBHP considered push dose epinephrine for ACP's? This treatment is being used for a variety of indications in many paramedic services throughout the globe and has literature supporting it. I know this was brought up in 2017 and one of the concerns was "anytime drawing up medications, there is a risk for medication error". There was a code epinephrine shortage in 2019/2020 and ACP's were reconstituting epinephrine from 1:1,000 to 1:10,000 during active cardiac arrest situations without complications.

In keeping with the Covid-19 Cardiac Arrest algorithms can Midaz procedural sedation be applied to SGA similar to how it is used for ETT maintenance post ROSC should the pt increase gcs during the ROSC?

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