Paediatric cardiac arrest: time to ‘stay and play’?


Outcome for paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is generally poor, with survival reported as less than 10%. Those who do survive are likely to have an unfavourable neurological outcome. This retrospective observational analysis study examined the relationship between on-scene time and improved survival. The study also examined which pre-hospital interventions may lead to improved survival. The researchers had a focus on the length of time on scene, level of care (basic/advanced) and administration of fluids/medication.

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