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Advanced Cardiac Life Support Test
That's a tough one: If the arrest is from heart rhythm problem, then good BLS (=CPR) + defibrillation can at least temporarily save 20-60% (studies vary a LOT). When CPR used on terminally ill pts from perceived obligation "to try," rate more like 4-8%. Combined, about 15% respond positively to get to ICU to work on fixing what caused the arrest. ...Read more
My mom went in2 cardiac arrest & brought back but on life support -before her brain died completely could she hear me telling her I love her please?
Yes: It is likely that she heard you. I guess it was her time. I tell the loved ones and staff that are within earshot of my patients who are in a coma, to assume that everything they say can be heard and understood. If they cannot hear then nothing is lost through such acts of kindness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cariac arrest no pulse nothing brought back life support and took off and breathed on own 2 days. How long was she without oxygen 4 her to live 2 day?
So sorry: Sorry to hear of this devastation.Cant tell exactly what's being asked, but will take a shot:there are many variables that go into how long a body can continue to function post cardiac arrest.The respiratory center is buried deep in midbrain,protected by the cerebral cortex. It can continue to function and effect respirations even after severe oxygen deprivation. Ive seen go for several days. ...Read more
ACLS test: There are apps available for phone, ipad etc that are very helpful. ...Read more
Not brain dead.Tests all ok, in coma for 2 weeks on sedation.Life support, not responding to commands.How likley to wake up ok.Any tests should ask for ?
Defer to Doctor: I am very sorry for your situation, but you are asking us to guess. Not one of us here would even pretend to guess about this complex and serious medical situation. We would defer to the team caring for your loved one there in person. ...Read more
Sometimes.: After braindeath criterea someone will be on life support until they are removed in the or and once cardiac function stops the organs are harvested. The maintain on life support is not prolonged at all. If cardiac death and not in the or then only certain organs are able to be harvested. Mostly depends on type of organ being harvested. ...Read more
Emergency care: Basic life support (bls) is emergency care for people with life-threatening conditions before they get to the hospital. It usually covers a number of conditions, such as cardiac arrest, choking and drowning. Examples are cpr, and use of an AED (automated external defibrillator). Hospital workers, lifeguards, and first-responders are usually required to be bls certified. ...Read more
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