TITLE

Improving Outcomes from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Young Children and Adolescents

AUTHOR(S)
Atkins, Dianne; Berger, Stuart
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Pediatric Cardiology;Mar2012, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p474
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is an unusual but devastating occurrence in a young person. Years of life-lost are substantial and long-term health care costs of survivors can be high. However, there have been noteworthy improvements in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) standards, out-of hospital care, and postcardiac arrest therapies that have resulted in a several-fold improvement in resuscitation outcomes. Recent interest and research in resuscitation of children has the promise of generating improvements in the outcomes of these patients. Integrated and coordinated care in the out-of-hospital and hospital settings are required. This article will review the epidemiology of OHCA, the 2010 CPR guidelines, and developments in public access defibrillation for children.
ACCESSION #
71959378

 

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