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Uploaded by: JOSEFINA - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Life Support Provider Handbook. By Dr. Karl Disque. PALS. Presented by the: infants under one year old, manual defibrillation is preferred. If neither. NOTE: PALS and PEARS classes do NOT include BLS renewal. If your BLS is Bring your Provider Manual and all other supplemental materials to the course.

Upper airway obstruction. Increase oxygen and consider an advanced airway with PEEP. There are certain conditions that can cause hypoxemia. Respiratory problems can be categorized as upper airway obstruction. Trendelenburg position. Use the Evaluate-Identify-Intervene cycle to determine the cause of the respiratory distress. Lung and Blood Institute: Asthma is typically classified as mild. If the bag has a pop-off valve. Although intubation is often considered the best treatment for a compromised child.

Oxygen should be running to the bag at all times.


Open the airway and provide ventilations according to BLS standards. Too much ventilation can cause the abdomen to distend leading to compromised lung filling. A weight-based system should be available to facilitate accurate selections in a code situation.

Inadequate preload results in hypovolemic shock. Pediatric patients have very small stroke volume. The types of shock are defined by disruptions in these required elements: The child with a normal blood pressure but poor perfusion is in compensated shock. There are several compensatory mechanisms that include: In order to ensure adequate oxygen delivery.

Page 26 of Be aware that shock CAN be present even when the blood pressure is normal. Stroke volume based on preload. In compensated shock. Decreasing level of consciousness. As the child decompensates. The first step in this process is to recognize the type of shock and appropriate treatment: During this hour.

The institution should have ageand size-appropriate equipment in an intensive care setting. Consider albuterol or antihistamines. Page 30 of Consider a vasopressor.

Administer packed red blood cells for extreme blood loss. Epinephrine bolus followed by infusion. Observe for fluid overload. Consider anticoagulants or thrombolytics. Consider colloid infusion if crystalloids are not effective.

It is important to administer fluid resuscitation in shock with extreme caution. Using these treatments presumes it is done within facilities that have the equipment and personnel available to treat any secondary effects of IV fluid boluses. Other conditions leading to cardiogenic shock: Consult cardiology. Cardiac tamponade: Infuse pressors. Cardiogenic Shock Treatment: Administer dopamine. Hypovolemic Shock Treatment: Stop external bleeding. Distributive Shock Treatment: Tension Pneumothorax: Needle decompression or thoracostomy.

Obstructive Shock Treatment: IV outflow: Administer prostaglandin E. Patients should be monitored for signs of fluid overload or cardiovascular deterioration.

If a person fails to achieve IO access after breaking the skin.

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Universal precautions Identify the insertion site Disinfect the skin Do not establish IO access in a bone that is fractured. Use an IO needle with stylet if available Insert the needle perpendicular to skin using twisting motion Stop pressing when decrease in resistance is felt Remove stylet Attach syringe Aspirate to confirm placement aspirated blood may be used for lab exams Infuse saline Support the needle and tape the IO in place Attach the IV and tape tubing to skin Flush with saline after each drug FIGURE Possible sites for an IO port include the proximal or distal tibia.

After inserting the IO catheter. If CPR is indicated. Bradycardia is often the cause of hypoxemia and respiratory failure in infants and children. Supportive care administer antidote if one is available Trauma: Increase oxygen and ventilation and avoid increased intracranial pressure by treating bradycardia aggressively in cases of head trauma.

Secondary bradycardia results from non-cardiac issues including low blood pressure. These children must be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist. The exception to this is when a child has primary bradycardia caused by congenital or structural conditions such as congenital abnormalities. Administer oxygen Acidosis: Treated with increased ventilation and use sodium bicarbonate carefully if needed Hyperkalemia: Restore normal potassium level Hypothermia: Re-warm slowly to avoid over-heating Heart block: Consult pediatric cardiologist for possible administration of atropine.

Page 32 of See Unit 2 for normal heart rate ranges for pediatric patients. In the pediatric population. Sinus tachycardia ST is a narrow complex tachycardia that is not a dysrhythmia. P waves normal. Supraventricular tachycardia SVT may be wide or narrow complex.

R-R interval may be variable Normal Normal Cool and pale SVT Sudden often with palpitations VT Sudden but uncommon in children unless associated with an underlying condition Not affected Faster than normal often with rales and wheezes. As in adults. PR interval constant. P waves may not be present or seen.

VT is not very common in children and infants. P waves absent or abnormal. Apply pads Turn the defibrillator to synchronized mode Dial the appropriate electrical dose Charge the machine Ensure that rescuers are not touching the patient or bed Deliver the shock by pressing the button s If not resolved.

For an infant. Synchronized cardioversion: If the cardiac monitor has a synchronization mode. Page 36 of Carotid massage may be done on older children. Interventions designed specifically for emergency management of tachycardia include: If the child is old enough to understand instructions.

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Pulseless ventricular tachycardia VT is seen on the monitor as an organized rhythm with wide QRS complexes and no pulses in the patient. Treatable causes of cardiac arrest are known as the H's and T's see Unit Eleven: The danger of pulseless VT is that it will deteriorate into VF. BLS components for children and infants include: In cardiac arrest. Pulseless electrical activity PEA is defined as any rhythm with electrical activity on the ECG without palpable pulses in the patient.

The highest rate of survival is when there is bradycardia with immediate CPR because once a child is in asystole. Remember that cardiac arrest in the pediatric population is generally preceded by respiratory distress. Ventricular fibrillation VF is seen as unorganized. Cardiac arrest in children is typically hypoxic or asphyxial arrest as a result of respiratory distress or shock.

Breathing sequence. VF and VT in children are reversible if the underlying cause is determined and treated quickly. In a team setting.

The provision of high-quality CPR: Hard and fast is the most effective. Underlying causes: Early intervention for reversible causes of arrest can improve outcomes.

Successful cardiac arrest efforts will be influenced by: Better outcomes will be realized if there is a shorter interval between collapse and CPR. The duration of CPR efforts: In general.

This route is less desirable than IV or IO since drug absorption is less predictable and an ET tube may not be in place. The LEAN drugs lidocaine. Page 41 of To accomplish this goal. The IV route is best when available. The resuscitation team must follow the Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Sequence for a child without a pulse: If a child is responding to treatment. Pulmonary hypertension: Increase ventilations to decrease carbon dioxide. Fluids and epinephrine should be first line treatments.

Be prepared to transfer the child to a specialized pediatric trauma center. Give the antidote time to work before stopping resuscitation efforts. If a neck injury may have occurred. Insert advanced airways and IVs during pulse checks. Stop any external bleeding and check for a pneumothorax.

Consider the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ECMO if available.

Treat hypothermia by slowly rewarming the child. Give medications during CPR so that they enter circulation with compressions. Congenital heart disease: Antihistamines and steroids should be considered if the child is responding.

Page 43 of Consider isotonic saline. If the poison is known and an antidote is available. The goals of post-resuscitation support include: CVP and cardiac output if available Blood gases. After successful resuscitation.

Secondary assessments should continue during this post-resuscitation period and management priorities and actions should be: Do not give hypotonic fluids. Displacement of ET tube: Assess respirations by checking chest expansion. Listen to breath sounds and obtain chest x-ray Equipment failure: Suction the ET tube to remove secretions.

Prepare the documentation: Determine the most appropriate mode of transportation: Inexpensive and available in most weather conditions but may involve increased time for distant transports o Helicopter: Faster than ground ambulance for long-distance transports. Prepare the child and family: The best mode of transport for long distances or for very unstable child.

Use all appropriate precautions: Select the transport team: Page 47 of Coordinate with the receiving facility: VT without pulse Atropine Anticholinergic Symptomatic bradycardia.

Guidelines[ edit ] The American Heart Association and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation performs a science review every five years and publishes an updated set of recommendations and educational materials. Following are recent changes. Some changes included: In conjunction with the BLS guidelines, the update promoted the use of mobile phones to activate the Emergency Response System as well as notify nearby rescuers.

The guidelines only stated at least 2 inches. Separate Chains of Survival have been recommended that identify the different pathways of care for patients who experience cardiac arrest in the hospital as distinct from out-of-hospital settings. Other changes include the exclusion of atropine administration for pulseless electrical activity PEA and asystole.

Most institutions expect their staff to recertify at least every two years. Many sites offer training in simulation labs with simulated code situations with a dummy. Other hospitals accept software-based courses for recertification. Stroke is also included in the ACLS course with emphasis on the stroke chain of survival.Jump to Page. Successful cardiac arrest efforts will be influenced by: Possible sites for an IO port include the proximal or distal tibia. Guidelines[ edit ] The American Heart Association and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation performs a science review every five years and publishes an updated set of recommendations and educational materials.

Restore normal potassium level Hypothermia: Dian Diningrum. Resuscitation Medications The exception to this is when a child has primary bradycardia caused by congenital or structural conditions such as congenital abnormalities. Providers[ edit ] Only qualified health care providers can provide ACLS, as it requires the ability to manage the person's airway, initiate vascular access, read and interpret electrocardiograms , and understand emergency pharmacology; these include physicians , pharmacists , dentists , advanced practice providers physician assistants and nurse practitioners , respiratory therapists, nurses, paramedics and advanced emergency medical technicians.

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