Cardiac Arrest Updates: Pediatrics, Emergency Department and Hyperglycemia

Updated:May 5,2011


The National Registry of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (NRCPR)

Cardiac Arrest Updates: Pediatrics, Emergency Department and Hyperglycemia

Editorial: Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department, by Michael R. Sayre, M.D.


Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department

 

  • Comparative data for cardiac arrest in the emergency department (ED) versus other inpatient areas is limited.
  • Cardiac arrest patients in the emergency department have better survival compared to patients arresting in other hospital locations.
  • This is a call to action for improved resuscitation efforts in hospitalized patients.

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Vasopressin for In-hospital Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

 

  • There is infrequent use of vasopressin with pediatric cardiac arrest/
  • When vasopressin is used, it is usually given in combination with epinephrine.
  • Lower return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) is associated with vasopressin use.

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Derangements in Blood Glucose Following Initial Resuscitation from In-hospital Cardiac Arrest

 

  • Cardiac arrest impacts glucose homeostasis.
  • Studies have shown worse outcomes and mortality are associated with both hyperglycemia and the lowest blood glucose concentration post cardiac arrest.
  • Understanding blood glucose regulation post cardiac arrest can shape clinical guideline development  to improve patient outcomes.

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