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EKG The 3 and 3 Rule of Pulsless Electrical Activity

Causes of Pulseless Electrical Activity is so easily remembered by the 3 and 3 rule;

  • Severe hypovolemia
  • Pump failure
  • Obstruction to circulation: The 3 main causes of obstruction to circulation are as follows:
    • Tension pneumothorax
    • Cardiac tamponade
    • Massive pulmonary embolus
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