An opportunity for a quick post to point to a new publication with something useful on drowning. From Dr Alan Garner.
Unfortunately we attend a number of paediatric drownings in the Sydney area every year. Many recover well. Some do not. Some do unexpectedly well. We have had a patient who was GCS 3 at our arrival and asystolic on the monitor make a full recovery. Most children in this situation however either die or are severely impaired.
This brings us to a vital question – when is it reasonable to stop resuscitation? Well, here’s some evidence to help inform the chat.
The Dutch Study
Over at the BMJ a new paper has just hit the screen:
This study is a nationwide observational study in the Netherlands of children with cardiac arrest…
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