Pediatric Basic Life Support

Publication Date: November 14, 2019

Recommendations

We recommend that emergency medical dispatch centers offer dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DA-CPR) instructions for presumed pediatric cardiac arrest.
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We recommend that emergency dispatchers provide CPR instructions for pediatric cardiac arrest when no bystander CPR is in progress.
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Overview

Title

Pediatric Basic Life Support

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

November 14, 2019

Document Type

Consensus

External Publication Status

Published

Country of Publication

US

Document Objectives

This update summarizes the available pediatric evidence supporting DA-CPR and provides treatment recommendations for DA-CPR for pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. 

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Child, Infant

Health Care Settings

Childcare center, Emergency care, Hospital, Medical transportation, School

Intended Users

Paramedic emt, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant

Scope

Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D022561 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Keywords

sudden cardiac arrest, acute respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, ACLS

Source Citation

2019 American Heart Association Focused Update on Pediatric Basic Life Support: An Update to the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
Jonathan P. Duff, MD, MEd, Chair, Alexis A. Topjian, MD, MSCE, FAHA, Marc D. Berg, MD, Melissa Chan, MD, Sarah E. Haskell, DO, Benny L. Joyner Jr, MD, MPH, Javier J. Lasa, MD, S. Jill Ley, RN, MS, CNS, Tia T. Raymond, MD, FAHA, Robert Michael Sutton, MD, MSCE, Mary Fran Hazinski, RN, MSN, FAHA, Dianne L. Atkins, MD, FAHA