, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 27-33
Date: 19 Dec 2012

Updates in Pediatric Resuscitation: Recent Advances and Current Concepts

Abstract

Pediatric cardiac arrest is a rare condition generally associated with a low likelihood of neurologically intact survival. In pediatrics, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has traditionally focused on the management of the airway and restoration of adequate ventilation. Recent advances in the understanding of resuscitation physiology and technology have dramatically changed the landscape for pediatric resuscitation. As is often the case, old habits die hard—global adoption of these newer concepts has been slow and incomplete. This article summarizes the recent advances in CPR, addressing both resuscitative and post-resuscitative care.