ILCOR 2015 – Paediatric summary

ILCOR 2015 – paediatric summary

  1. Paediatric rapid response/medical emergency teams should be implemented in hospitals caring for children
  2. We should consider using less volume when treating patients in shock, especially if febrile without overt signs of shock – the key is to reassess frequently
  3. Rescue breaths should always be provided first if able
  4. After ROSC
    • Keep normothermic or therapeutic hypothermia
    • Check PaO2 and PCO2
    • BP should be kept >50th centile for age with fluid and inotropes
    • EEG within 7 days may help with prognostication – not enough evidence to recommend at this stage

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