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Pediatric Life Support Update: 2015 American Heart Association Highlights

Gill, Carson MSc*; Kissoon, Niranjan MD, FAAP

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001219
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Despite improving survival rates for pediatric cardiac arrest victims, they remain strikingly low. Evidence for pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation is limited with many areas of ongoing controversy. The American Heart Association provides updated guidelines for life support based on comprehensive reviews of evidence-based recommendations and expert opinions. This facilitates the translation of scientific discoveries into daily patient care, and familiarization with these guidelines by health care providers and educators will facilitate the widespread, consistent, and effective care for patients.

Medical Student (Gill), *Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; and Professor (Kissoon), †Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care and Global Child Health, BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The authors, faculty, and staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity and their spouses/life partners (if any) have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

Reprints: Niranjan Kissoon, MD, FAAP, Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care and Global Child Health, BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Room B245, 4480 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3 V4, Canada (e-mail: nkissoon@cw.bc.ca).

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