Dual Sequential Defibrillation - Earlier Is Better?

Dual Sequential Defibrillation - Earlier Is Better?

Dual sequential defibrillation (DSD) was ineffective overall in refractory ventricular fibrillation (v-fib) in terminating v-fib to return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). The subgroup in which DSD was performed earlier (shocks 4-8) had improved ROSC.

What Defines Pediatric Hypotension?

What Defines Pediatric Hypotension?

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)/Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) formula to define hypotension in children (i.e. 5th percentile SBP) seems to be a good compromise between German and U.S. population norms for children. The formula is: Low SBP = <70 + 2(age in years).

Advanced Airway for Pediatric Cardiac Arrest - Should We Just Bag?

Advanced Airway for Pediatric Cardiac Arrest - Should We Just Bag?

There may be a slight advantage for pediatric cardiac arrest patients in survival with good neurological outcome by using simple bag-valve mask ventilation over advanced airway management.

Advanced Airway For Non-Shockable OHCA?

Advanced Airway For Non-Shockable OHCA?

Advanced airway management (AAM) was associated with increased overall survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) (though not survival with favorable neurological outcome) in patients with non-shockable initial rhythm. There was no difference in survival with use of AAM in patients with initial shockable rhythm.

Pediatric Needle Decompression - What Size Needle?

Pediatric Needle Decompression - What Size Needle?

A standard 5cm 14-16 gauge needle for chest decompression was more than twice as long as needed for children < 13 years old based on CT chest wall thickness (CWT).

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