Study Type: Observational
Study Period: June, 2013 – June, 2016
Cardiac arrests in children are a major public health problem. Thousands of children in the USA are treated in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) each year for sudden in-hospital cardiac arrest. Neurological outcomes following these in-hospital PICU CPR events are often abnormal. As children with neurological deficits following in-hospital CPR are a major burden for families and society, improving neurological outcomes through superior blood flow during CPR is an important clinical goal.
High-fidelity hemodynamic data will be obtained during qualifying CPR Events in the ICU, and then analyzed by pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation field experts. This investigation aims to obtain evidentiary support to associate hemodynamics (arterial diastolic pressure and end-tidal carbon dioxide) during CPR with outcomes in those children who suffer an arrest within CPCCRN ICUs.
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