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what 3 drugs are used for asystole
"vea"
vasopressin
epi
atropine
asystole is:
a rhythm associated with no discernible electrical activity on the ekg
what 4 reasons would there be to withhold cpr
rigor mortis
dnr status
family information [living will]
threat to safety of rescuers
what is the final rhythm of a pt initially in vf/vt
asystole
how long should compression be given
5 cycles or 2 mins
cpr always begin with
compressions
true or false
cpr is interrupted while placing an iv
false
in asystole which vasopressor is given
epi 1 mg iv/io q 3-5 mins

vasopressin 40u iv/io to replace the 1st or 2nd dose of epi [one time dose]
at which time do u do a pulse check
after 2 mins of cpr [5 cycles]
what is the dose to give for atropine in asystole
atropine 1mg iv/io q 3-5mins
[max. dose is 3 mgs]