CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 885059662
Respond to the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary compromise.
Response should include
- Defining cardiac compromise
- Knowing the following causes of cardiac compromise:
- Coronary artery disease (e.g., atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis)
- Dysrythmia (e.g., bradycardia, tachycardia, V-fib, V-tach, pulseless electrical activity [PEA], asystole)
- Pulmonary edema
- Congestive heart failure
- Cardiac rupture
- Angina pectoris
- Acute myocardial infarction
- Knowing the following signs and symptoms:
- Chest pain (e.g., crushing, dull, heavy or squeezing)
- Difficulty breathing palpitations
- Sudden onset of sweating, nausea and/or vomiting
- Anxiety (e.g., feeling of impending doom, irritability)
- Abnormal pulse/Abnormal blood pressure
- Hypotensive or hypertensive
- Loss of consciousness
- What is the definition of cardiac compromise?
- How would you identify the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary compromise?
- What are the nursing interventions for cardiopulmonary compromise?