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Improving Survival After Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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Delays in epinephrine administration appear to decrease survival and worsen outcomes among children with in-hospital cardiac arrest who experience an initial non-shockable rhythm, according to a study. The longer amount of time that it took to administer epinephrine further reduced odds of survival to hospital discharge, return of spontaneous circulation, 24-hour survival, and survival to hospital discharge with a favorable neurologic outcome.

Source: JAMA, August 25, 2015.

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