Cardiac arrest

As with basic resuscitation the order of priority is airway, breathing and circulation followed by drug treatment. If the cardiac arrest is witnessed a precordial thump may revert ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. Initial management of the airway and respiration is as for basic resuscitation. When intubation is attempted it should be effected after adequate pre- oxygenation and quickly to avoid hypoxaemia. If intubation is difficult maintain manual ventilation with an Ambu bag, mask and 100% oxygen.

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