Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday January 27, 2008
Bedside tip ! -
CPR on patient with IABP

If patient requires CPR who is on Intra-Aortic Baloon Pump (IABP) - do not switch off IABP. Switch from "ECG trigger" to "Pressure trigger". IABP during CPR improves cerebral and cardiac blood flow.

With CPR, on "pressure trigger", an arterial pressure tracing should be generated on console/screen and if the console is not recognising the arterial pressure tracing, it means chest compressions may not be adequate.

Complete guide of IABP: Concepts of Counterpulsation Therapy System - (Datascope)

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