V-tach

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tville01
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V-tach
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2013-02-06 08:49:20
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V-tach
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  1. What is the difference between stable and unstable v-tach
    • stable= pulse
    • nonstable=pulseless
  2. Is patient has stable v-tach what can we do
    • elective cardioversion(put pt out)
    • PO oral antidysrhythmic- Mexitil, sotalol(Betapace, Sotacor)
    • O2
    • amidarone, lidocaine, or MS(magnesium sulfate)
  3. with unstable/pulseless v-tach what do we do
    • CALL CODE(before ANYTHING)
    • CPR and ACLS
    • treat like v-fib
  4. What can cause v-tach
    • ischemia
    • MI
    • cardiomyopathy
    • hypokalemia
    • hypomagnesemia
    • valvular heart disease
    • HF
    • drug toxicity
    • hypotension
    • ventricular aneurysm
  5. In some pt v-tach causes caridac arrest. We should monitor for
    • ABC
    • LOCO2 level
  6. If pt has a pulse we do NOT need
    electicity

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