Cardiac Arrest – Shockable Rhythm

Last Updated on December 28, 2018 by Shockable Rhythm When should you do (attempted palpation of carotid or femoral arteries) brief Pulse checks? An organised rhythm is detected on the monitor after 2 minutes of CPR, or The patient shows signs of life. Chest compressions should continue until the defibrillator […]

Intraosseous access

Last Updated on December 27, 2018 by Site and Anatomy Proximal tibia (anteromedial surface) Adult: two fingerbreadths below and medial to the tibial tuberosity. Child: one fingerbreadth below tibial tuberosity (or two fingerbreadths below patella) and then medial on the flat aspect of the tibia. Distal tibia (medial surface) Adult: […]

Peripheral venous cannulation

Last Updated on February 17, 2019 by frcemuserAnatomy and Site Site: Antecubital fossa (this is the most commonly used site and contains the basilic, cephalic and median cubital veins). Forearm, hand and digital veins Indications Administration of intravenous medicines. Transfusions of blood or blood components. Maintenance or correction of hydration […]

Arterial Cannulation

Last Updated on February 13, 2019 by frcemuserAnatomy and sites Site: Radial artery at the wrist is the most commonly used site. Other sites include brachial, axillary, ulnar, dorsalis pedis and femoral arteries. Location: The distal end of the radius between the tendons of the brachioradialis and flexor carpi radialis […]