Alerts to changes in carbon dioxide retention and perfusion and aids in monitoring the of endotracheal tube placement.
Provides adequate oxygenation and ventilation as part of the overall resuscitation effort and involves placement of an endotracheal tube. Used for patients with decreased or absent respiratory movements, signs of airway obstruction, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in progress.
Involves electrical cardiac stimulation to treat an irregular heart rhythm until it resolves or until long-term therapy can be initiated. The purpose of temporary pacing is to reestablish normal blood flow that may be compromised by a slow or fast heart rate.
Records the electrical signal from the heart to check for different heart conditions. Electrodes are placed on the chest to record the heart’s electrical signals, which cause the heart to beat. The signals are shown as waves on an attached computer monitor or printer.
A way of watching the electrical activity of your heart to ensure it is working normally. Five small stickers, called electrodes, are placed on your body. These are connected to a monitor.
A technique in which a cannula is placed inside a vein, typically in the patient’s hand or arm, to provide venous access. Venous access allows sampling of blood, as well as administration of fluids, medications, and blood products.