Postarrest Interventions that Save Lives

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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2020 Nov;38(4):771-782. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2020.06.001. Epub 2020 Jul 21.


Patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest require complex management. An organized approach to early postarrest care can improve patient outcomes. Priorities include completing a focused diagnostic work-up to identify and reverse the inciting cause of arrest, stabilizing cardiorespiratory instability to prevent rearrest, minimizing secondary brain injury, evaluating the risk and benefits of transfer to a specialty care center, and avoiding early neurologic prognostication.

PMID:32981616 | PMC:PMC7526478 | DOI:10.1016/j.emc.2020.06.001

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