Incidents of pediatric cardiac arrest (PCA) are among the most anxiety-provoking, high-stakes calls that EMS providers receive, and chances for patient survival are slim. Yet some agencies have greatly improved their PCA survival rate by reacting to pediatric calls with initial treatments similar to that for an adult cardiac arrest, and adopting best pre-arrival and on-scene practices that are easy to implement.

The new Pediatric Cardiac Arrest: Management and Response online course from 24-7 EMS reviews:

  • The common aspects of pediatric cardiac arrest, including the four phases of cardiac arrest and what bystanders or first responders can do to help patient survival during each phase
  • Best practices for treating pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (p-OHCA), based on the five elements in the chain of survival for them
  • How community outreach and bystander CPR training can impact patient survival
  • The roles that provider mindset and self-care play in providing the best care for PCA patients

The course features Dr. Paul R. Banerjee, DO, Medical Director for Polk County (Fla.) Fire Rescue.

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