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What would doctors do if they went into cardiac arrest during an operation?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: Doctors arresting?
If i had an intraoperative arrest i would hope the anesthetist and surgeon would do chest compressions, bag valve mask me, and treat the cause of the arrest.
Physicians have many opinions on how they want to be treated themselves.

In brief: Doctors arresting?
If i had an intraoperative arrest i would hope the anesthetist and surgeon would do chest compressions, bag valve mask me, and treat the cause of the arrest.
Physicians have many opinions on how they want to be treated themselves.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Who's "they"?
If a patient goes into cardiac arrest during surgery, CPR would be done and medications given as well as "shocking" the heart if the heart rhythmn warrants it.
This is done in accordance w/ advanced cardiac life support protocols. Now, if the doctor is the one in cardiac arrest, someone else would need to resuscitate the doctor (i don't think that is your question, however!).

In brief: Who's "they"?
If a patient goes into cardiac arrest during surgery, CPR would be done and medications given as well as "shocking" the heart if the heart rhythmn warrants it.
This is done in accordance w/ advanced cardiac life support protocols. Now, if the doctor is the one in cardiac arrest, someone else would need to resuscitate the doctor (i don't think that is your question, however!).
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cpr/dfib
A phsician should receive the same care as a pt even in an or. Attending staff could step in and cover while care for the stricken physician proceeds.

In brief: Cpr/dfib
A phsician should receive the same care as a pt even in an or. Attending staff could step in and cover while care for the stricken physician proceeds.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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