Factors impacting Pediatric and Adult Outcomes; Peds-temperature patterns; Adult-AED; BMI; Vasopressor use and Periop Insights from Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation
Temperature Patterns in the Early Post-Resuscitation Period after Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
- Body temperature changes occur with circadian rhythms, pyrogens, or insults to the body.
- Hyperthermia in the post cardiac arrest syndrome is associated with less favorable outcomes.
- Aggressive fever therapy as recommended by 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC is often not implemented.
AED and Survival after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
- Treatment for shockable rhythms of sudden cardiac arrest is defibrillation.
- Pre-hospital automated external defibrillators (AEDs) use has been associated with improved survival.
- AED use to treat in-hospital cardiac arrest was not associated with improved survival
Body Mass Index (BMI) and Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (IHCA)
- There are reported associations between body mass index (BMI) and some cardiovascular conditions
- Is there an association between BMI and survival after cardiac arrest (CA)?
- BMI of patients influenced survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest
Delayed Time to Defibrillation after Intraoperative and Periprocedural Cardiac Arrest
- A common process goal is timely defibrillation of a cardiac arrest (CA) shockable rhythm
- Intraoperative and periprocedural cardiac arrest may have unique clinical issues
- Patients with CA in the intraoperative setting had no difference in survival with delayed defibrillation
Effect of Vasopressor-Requiring Circulatory Failure on Outcomes of Critically Ill Patients Who Received Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Use of vasopressors to treat hypotension prior to a cardiac arrest (CA) has been reported to substantially increase odds of death
- Previous studies on vasopressor use and CA were limited by sample size
- Patients who require vasopressor support immediately prior to an IHCA have poorer outcome