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somebody may want to paraphrase this snippet relating to CPR and asysole
"Recognizing the dismal rate of survival for collapsed individuals found in asystole ... Rescuers are advised to consider the quality of resuscitation effort thus far, if atypical or special clinical features exist, and if there is support for withholding or stopping resuscitation efforts outside the hospital. If an adequate resuscitation effort has been made, and unusual circumstances (such as hypothermia, drug overdose, or drowning) are not present, persistent asystole indicates a confirmation of death rather than a treatable cardiac arrest rhythm. Cessation of resuscitation efforts is recommended if asystole persists for at least 10 minutes after CPR has been performed, ventricular fibrillation eliminated, successful endotracheal intubation accomplished and confirmed, adequate ventilation provided, and appropriate medications administered." New Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care Karl B. Kern, MD; Henry R. Halperin, MD; John Field, MD JAMA. 2001;285:1267-1269
Hi, I rewrote the first section to bring it in to line with current 2010/2011 ACLS teaching i.e. atropine out, defib 'just in case' out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:56, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
The flatline article is currently a trivial stub that mostly discusses asystole, though it briefly mentions EEG flatlines as well. So there essentially two real topics here: EKG flatlines (asystole) and EEG flatlines. To the extent that it makes sense for this article attempts to provide linkage to the articles on each of these it should be a disambig (and indeed there already is a disambig Flatline (disambiguation)). To the extent that this article wants to be about the word flatline, that is a violation of WP:NAD (which is essentially the case now). So this article should either just redirect to asystole or else just redirect to Flatline (disambiguation). I suggest the former since that is what most people mean when they say "flatline". But I am OK with either, frankly.