Paediatric Resuscitation

Paediatric Resuscitation is stressful. However if we remember a few small points, it makes it so much easier. Here we specifically look at resuscitating children, not neonates. The Paediatric Resuscitation Guideline flowcharts have been purposefully made to look similar to the Adult guidelines, because the principles are the same. There are 3 main differences, discussed…

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Should We Shock Patients in Asystole?

Should cardiac arrest patients in asystole be shocked? Is there any advantage to this? What do we know about asystole in cardiac arrest? Patients in asystole are known to have a very poor prognosis, with 0% to 2% surviving to hospital discharge. There is a slightly better prognosis if the rhythm converts spontaneously to a shockable rhythm…

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