Aspirin admission in the US

NurseJulia1

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Dear fellow colleagues,
I'm a nurse from Germany and ACLS (AHA) instructor.
In Germany, aspirin is usually applied iv, especially in emergency situations such as resuscitation.
In my last course, my students were wondering how you in the US usually admit aspirin (oral, rectal?) when a patient can't swallow properly, especially during resuscitation.
I would appreciate a brief report from practice, thank you and greetings,
Julia
 

NomadicMedic

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Prehospital providers in the US do not routinely administer aspirin in any way other than PO. Nobody I’m aware of is administering aspirin IV during a resuscitation.
 

Akulahawk

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Aspirin is usually given PO. Given that it has decently good antiplatelet effects, giving it IV wouldn't be a good idea during resus.
 

E tank

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I'm wondering what the OP means by 'resuscitation', actually during chest compressions and positive pressure ventilation? Or initial emergency stabilization, ie, direct acute admit to a CCL.
 

akflightmedic

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What timing. So today I am at a facility…and their STEMI protocol calls for ASA PO or Rectal. First time i have seen this actually.
 
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