Resuscitation, Pediatric

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Emergent treatment of pediatric patients with imminent or ongoing respiratory or circulatory failure


  • Respiratory failure
  • Early shock (compensated)
  • Late shock (uncompensated)
  • Cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Respiratory and/or circulatory failure leads to tissue hypoxia, acidosis, and cell death.
  • Multisystem organ failure subsequently develops.

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