Bystander CPR Improves Outcomes for Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

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Maryam Y. Naim, MD, and colleagues analyzed data for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) in children younger than 18 from January 2013 through December 2015. The authors concluded that bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BCPR), whether conventional or compression-only CPR, is associated with improved outcomes in children compared with no CPR; however, in infants, there was no benefit to bystander compression-only CPR.

The study was published online by JAMA Pediatrics,

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