- 1 On being a patient
- 2 Modern medicine: foundations, achievements, and limitations
- 3 Global patterns of disease and medical practice
- 4 Cell biology
- 5 Immunological mechanisms
- 6 Principles of clinical oncology
- 7 Infection
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- 10 Clinical pharmacology
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- 14 Medical disorders in pregnancy
- 15 Gastroenterological disorders
- 16 Cardiovascular disorders
- 17 Critical care medicine
- 17.1 Cardiac arrest
- 17.2 Anaphylaxis
- 17.3 The clinical approach to the patient who is very ill
- 17.4 Circulation and circulatory support in the critically ill
- 17.5 Acute respiratory failure
- 17.6 Management of raised intracranial pressure
- 17.7 Sedation and analgesia in the critically ill
- 17.8 Discontinuing treatment of the critically ill patient
- 17.9 Brainstem death and organ donation
- 18 Respiratory disorders
- 19 Rheumatological disorders
- 20 Disorders of the skeleton
- 21 Disorders of the kidney and urinary tract
- 22 Disorders of the blood
- 23 Disorders of the skin
- 24 Neurological disorders
- 25 The eye
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- 27 Forensic medicine
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- 30 Pain
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- 32 Biochemistry in medicine
- 33 Acute medicine
(p. 3097) Cardiac arrest
- (p. 3097) Cardiac arrest
, Jerry P. Nolan
, and David A. Gabbott
July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.
Technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)—modified recommendation for chest compressions.
Airway and ventilation—waveform capnography should be used to confirm correct placement of a tracheal tube and also provides an indication of the quality of CPR.
Treatment of shockable rhythms and of asystole—algorithms updated.
Monitored and witnessed VF/VT cardiac arrest should be treated with defibrillation attempts before chest compressions are commenced in some situations.
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