CONSIDER THE CAUSESMORE THAN ONE CAUSE MAY EXIST

Fluid loss

Blood - plasma (burns) - cystalloid (D&V)
Treat for shock

 

Arrhythmia

Follow Resuscitation Council guidelines

Broad complex (VT)

Narrow complex (SVT)

Atrial fibrillation (AF)

 

Ischaemic
chest pain

History, examination + ECG should confirm

 

Pulmonary
embolism

History, ECG + ABGs should suggest

 

Hypoxia

Identify and treat cause

 

Others

Pain (non-cardiac/PE)

Identify and treat cause.
Give symptomatic relief.

Anxiety

Treat causes, e.g. urinary retention

Pyrexia

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