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With VFib, it is super important to defibrillate as soon as possible.

You aren’t the only one that’s a bit terrified of EKGs . This is one of the shockable rhythms, the other is Ventricular Fibrillation.

It is defined as three or more Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) in a row and can lead to Ventricular Fibrillation (Vfib).

Maybe at the beginning of the shift there they were pretty infrequent, but they are becoming more frequent as the shift goes on.

This is the time you call a code blue, grab the crash cart, and get on the patients’ chest.

Let me warn you though that you have to follow these steps EXACTLY you can’t skip ahead, you must follow these steps in order.

To say that I was overwhelmed is a pretty big understatement. In fact you can interpret ANY heart rhythm in just 5 simple steps.

It’s also important to check and see what the patient’s latest electrolytes were and when they were drawn.