When the heart stops beating due to insufficient electrical activity, this condition is known as pulseless electrical activity (PEA). A person in cardiac arrest does not have a pulse and has entered a life-threatening medical emergency. In contrast to other heart arrhythmias, PEA cannot be treated with a defibrillator since it is considered a “nonshockable” rhythm.
How To Remember Pulseless Electrical Activity Causes ?
Pulseless Electrical Activity Causes
- Pulmonary embolus
- Tension pneumothorax
- Cardiac tamponade
- Hypokalemia/ Hyperkalemia/ Hypoxia
- Hypothermia/ Hypovolemia
- Myocardial infarction
- Electrolyte derangements
Mnemonic: “PATCH MED“
Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Pulseless Electrical Activity Causes
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