Difference between revisions of "Cardiac arrest"

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**[[Ventricular tachycardia]]
 
**[[Ventricular tachycardia]]
 
**[[Asystole]]
 
**[[Asystole]]
**[[Pulseless electrical activity (PEA)]] -- also known as electromechanical dissociation
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**[[Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA)]] -- also known as electromechanical dissociation
 
**Could also be a supraventricular arrythmia or high degree of heart block
 
**Could also be a supraventricular arrythmia or high degree of heart block
 
*Also code [[Targeted Temperature Management (TTM)]] if applicable.
 
*Also code [[Targeted Temperature Management (TTM)]] if applicable.

Latest revision as of 17:45, 2019 September 12

ICD10 Diagnosis
Dx: Cardiac arrest
ICD10 code: I46.9
Pre-ICD10 counterpart: Unwitnessed Cardiac Arrest, Witnessed Cardiac Arrest
Charlson/ALERT Scale: none
APACHE Como Component: none
APACHE Acute Component: Cardiac Arrest
External ICD10 Documentation
This diagnosis is a part of ICD10 collection.

Additional Info

  • Code when
    • a non-perfusing rhythm occurs and
    • the patient is given BCLS or ACLS (i.e. receives CPR of some sort) or receives defibrillation or cardioversion
  • Thus do not code this if no treatment is given for the arrest -- this is different than our usual rule to code diagnoses even if no treatment is given, and the reason is that EVERY death at some point includes the heart stopping (cardiac arrest) and we would therefore be using this code for every death, which we do not want to do.
  • Combine this code with the INITIAL rhythm observed during the code, which may include:
  • Also code Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) if applicable.

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