Resuscitation is a term describing the process to bring back to life or consciousness of an acutely unwell patient.
Resuscitation should be performed immediately on any person who has become unconscious and is found to be pulse less. Assessment of cardiac electrical activity via rapid “rhythm strip” recording can provide a more detailed analysis of the type of cardiac arrest, as well as indicate additional treatment options.
Loss of effective cardiac activity is generally due to the spontaneous initiation of a nonperfusing arrhythmia, sometimes referred to as a malignant arrhythmia. The most common nonperfusing arrhythmias include Ventricular fibrillation (VF), Pulse less ventricular tachycardia.