Date Archives: 4-Jun-2015

Question: Is it advised that when a patient is not adequately perfusing but still technically with a pulse, that CPR be commenced? In discussing this with my colleagues, we are speaking in regards to a patient who may technically still have an idioventricular or agonal pulse and is circling the drain. Instead of waiting the 30 sec-1 min for the patient to be completely VSA, would it not be better to get on the chest and begin compressions in an attempt at increasing perfusion?

Question: With regards to Moderate to Severe medical directive. The directives states one dose of EPI only. Does this include if the patient has given themselves their own EPI injector before our arrival? Or does it mean only our ability to give only one dose?