Category: Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

hepatic failure

Hepatic Failure

Hepatic failure can result from acute liver injury, causing acute liver failure (ALF) or fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), or progressive chronic liver disease such as cirrhosis. An alteration in hepatocyte...


Code Blue: Defibrillation

Code blue: Defibrillation

Defibrillation is defined as the process wherein an electric shock is sent to the heart to stop an arrhythmia with the use of an electrical device called a defibrillator, resulting in the return of a productive heart rhythm.

Defibrillation is often used in emergency cases for the purpose of correcting life-threatening arrhythmias such as countering the onset of ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia, which is a common cause of/ and cardiac arrest.