I remember when I started practicing emergency medicine a decade and a half ago it seemed that any kid who came to our ED in cardiac arrest died. I know, depressing thought. But, over the past 15 years, survival to discharge from pediatric cardiac arrest has markedly improved, at least for in-hospital arrests. This is probably mostly due to an emphasis on high-quality CPR and advances in post-resuscitation care; nonetheless the more comfortable, knowledgeable and prepared we are for the always scary critically ill pediatric patient, the more likely we will be able to resuscitate them successfully - which is always a huge save.
By Anton Helman|2017-06-21T23:37:50+00:00March 14th, 2017|Categories: Cardiology, EM Cases, Emergency Medicine, Episodes, Medical Specialty, Pediatrics, Resuscitation|Tags: amiodarone, atropine, cardiac arrest, chest compressions, CPR, ECMO, fluid management, lidocaine, septic shock, TTM|3 Comments