Pediatric cardiac arrest is a classic “HALO” event, or “high opportunity, low occurrence” presentation. As such it is something we should review regularly and incorporate into our local simulation practice - Mike De Paoli & Julian Marsden


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Chest compression only CPR is not advisable in pediatric cardiac arrest...

The C-A-B approach has been advocated in adult cardiac arrest with the goal of starting chest compressions as early as possible and minimizing interruptions. However, adult arrests are usually cardiac related, whereas children tend to arrest from respiratory causes which tend to be mediated by hypoxia.

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