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PEA / Asystole

Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia

Disruption of potassium homeostasis causes hypokalemia or hyperkalemia, which can have devastating and long-lasting effects on patients. Learn how to identify and treat hypokalemia and hyperkalemia.

Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) Causes and Treatment

All pulseless rhythms that fall outside the category of pulseless ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, or asystole are considered PEA. Learn more!

Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade

Cardiac tamponade is characterized by hemodynamic instability due to heart compression by accumulation of fluid, blood, clots, or gas in the pericardial space. Learn more!

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Hs and Ts

Many causes of cardiac arrest are reversible. These conditions are often referred to by the mnemonic “Hs and Ts.” Review the Hs and Ts to improve your level of patient care.