Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in COVID-19 patients

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Chahar P and Marciniak D. Cleve Clin J Med 2020.


COVID-19 is extremely transmissible. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with multiple aerosol-generating procedures including chest compression, positive pressure ventilation, and airway manipulation. Healthcare providers who perform CPR are at high risk of contracting COVID-19. CPR in patients with suspected or proven COVID-19 must be performed without compromising the safety of healthcare providers. An overview of special considerations.

PMID:32493738 | DOI:10.3949/ccjm.87a.ccc040

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