ACLS Advanced cardiac life support

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Managing tachycardia

When the heart rate goes over 100 beats per minute, we can label it as tachycardia.Tachyarrythmias have a rate of over 150 beats per minute usually.Tachycardia can be a supraventricular or ventricular.Regardless of the types, the management is similar. Firs step is identifying if the tachycardia patient is stable or unstable. Stable Vs Unstable tachycardia On receiving a patient, you can proceed in your regular fashion of speaking to the patient and checking vitals on a bed.Give supplemental oxygen if saturations are below 94% on room air.Take a 12 lead ECG if time permits. Gain IV – Intravenous access (or…