Normal sinus rhythm
Sick sinus syndrome
First-degree heart block.
Frequent movement of the client
Tightly secured cable connections
Leads applied over hairy areas
Leads applied to the limbs
Premature ventricular contractions
Prepare for pacemaker insertion
Administer amiodarone (Cordarone) intravenously
Administer epinephrine (Adrenaline) intravenously
Breathe deeply. regularly. and easily.
Inhale deeply and cough forcefully every 1 to 3 seconds.
Lie down flat in bed
Remove any metal jewelry
Blood pressure and peripheral perfusion
Sensation of palpitations
Causative factors such as caffeine
Precipitating factors such as infection
Hypotension and dizziness
Nausea and vomiting
Hypertension and headache
Flat neck veins
Vagus nerve to slow the heart rate
Vagus nerve to increase the heart rate; overdriving the rhythm.
Diaphragmatic nerve to slow the heart rate
Diaphragmatic nerve to overdrive the rhythm