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the cardiac monitor alarm alerts the critical care nurse that the patient is showing no cardiac rhythm on the monitor. when the nurse assesses the patient, the patient is found to be experiencing cardiac arrest. in providing cardiac resuscitation documentation, how will the nurse describe this initial absence of cardiac rhythm?

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As a teacher, I would rephrase the following content while keeping the original structure but making some modifications to the wording: The absence of cardiac rhythm in a patient experiencing cardiac arrest can be described by a nurse as asystole. When this happens, the heart loses function, causing the individual to lose consciousness and the ability to breathe. The sudden symptoms that may indicate cardiac arrest include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations. Asystole is sometimes referred to as flatline and is characterized by the cessation of the heart's electrical and mechanical activities. Asystole is a type of cardiac arrest and the first few minutes following it are critical since with prompt medical attention such as CPR, the patient can recover heart function. For further information on asystole, please refer to brainly.com/question/27962495 #SPJ4.