theory review #2 continued
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during life support, how do you determine the pulse rate?
- carotid artery
- infant=brachial artery
the airway establishment to prevent oxygen deprivation to the brain:
- keep circulation moving
- 6 minutes = brain damage
what are the symptoms of a hypoglycemic emergency?
- sudden onset
- skin: moist, pale, cold
- confused, nervous, anxious
- bounding pulse
- normal to shallow respirations
- convulsions (late)
how do you treat a conscious patient in a hypoglycemic emergency?
- give sugar
- observe pt 1 hour before dismissal
- time since previous meal
- arrange next appt following food intake
what to do with an unconscious patient in a hypoglycemic emergency
- call ems
- supine position
- maintain airway
- administer oxygen with nonbreather bag
- monitor vitals
- administer intramuscular glucagon or intravenous glucose
mild signs of airway obstruction(3)
- good air exchange
- irregular breathing
severe signs of airway obstruction: (5)
- poor air exchange
- difficulty breathing
- unable to speak or breath
- silent cough
a state or lack of perfusion (saturation) of oxygenated blood to all cells of the brain and body. respiratory and circulatory functions ceased. turn gray, cold
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