Publication
Title
Guidelines for pediatric life-support
Author
Abstract
The paediatric life support working party of the European Resuscitation Council was set up in 1992 with the aim of producing guidelines for basic and advanced paediatric resuscitation that would be acceptable throughout Europe, The commonest cause of cardiac arrest in children is problems with the airway. The resulting difficulties in breathing and the associated hypoxia rapidly cause a severe bradycardia or asystole. In contrast, adults have primary cardiac events resulting in ventricular fibrillation. This important difference in the pathogenesis of paediatric and adult cardiac arrest is reflected in these European Resuscitation Council guidelines, which complement those already published for adults.
Language
English
Source (journal)
British medical journal / British Medical Association. - London
Publication
London : 1994
ISSN
0959-8146 [International]
0959-8138 [Clinical research]
0959-8154 [General practice]
0959-535X [Compact]
1468-5833 [online]
Volume/pages
308:6940, p. 1349-1355
ISI
A1994NM98900029
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 29.02.2012
Last edited 14.06.2017