Pharmacology notes

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M31973-04.qxd23/7/033:40 pmPage 79MEDICALEMERGENCIESCardiac arrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80Acute MI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82Acute coronary syndromes . . . . . . . . . 84Acute left ventricular failure . . . . . . . . 86Arrhythmias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) . . . . . . . . 90Hyperosmolar non-ketotic state(HONK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92Status epilepticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93Meningococcal sepsis/meningitis . . . . . 94Liver failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96Upper GI bleed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98Acute renal failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100Acute asthma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102Acute exacerbation of COPD . . . . . . 104Pulmonary pneumonia . . . . . . . . . . . 106Pneumonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108Pneumothorax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110MEDICAL EMERGENCIESM31973-04.qxd23/7/033:40 pmPage 80Cardiac arrestAn arrest situation is almost always chaotic, with people rushing about and no apparent order to things. You will probably be the first doctor there.Organize your thoughts and then organize the arrest; your SHO will not be far behind.DiagnosisCheck that the patient has actually arrested check the pulse and confirm that thepatient is not breathing.What to doIf not al

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