A 64-year-old woman is admitted to Intensive Care with acute respiratory failure due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). She is severely hypoxaemic (O2 Saturation 67%) and requires intubation and mechanical ventilation. She is not considered for ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and two hours after proning the patient suffers a cardiac arrest. Which of the following statements are CORRECT regarding cardiopulmonar resuscitation in prone position?:
a) Chest compressions can be started by compressing the spine in between the scapulae aiming for a diastolic pressure of 35 mmHg on the arterial line: TRUE/FALSE.
b) If the cardiac arrest rhythm is shockable, attempt defibrillation by placing the defibrillator pads in a bi-axillary position: TRUE/FALSE.
c) If initial attempts at resuscitation are unsuccessful turn the patient supine to facilitate resuscitation: TRUE/FALSE.
d) Disconect the ventilator and start bag ventilation at 10 breaths per minute: TRUE/FALSE.
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