Pediatric Advanced Life Support Videos | ACLS.com
ACLS Certification Institute presents video reviews of important PALS topics.
Part 12: Pediatric Advanced Life Support
In contrast to adults, sudden cardiac arrest in children is uncommon, and cardiac arrest does not usually result from a primary cardiac cause.1 More often it is the terminal event of progressive respiratory failure or shock, also called an asphyxial arrest. Respiratory failure is characterized by inadequate ventilation or oxygenation. Anticipate respiratory failure and possible respiratory arrest if you see any of the following: Shock results from inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to…
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