Evidence and Best Practices in Pediatric Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

The SWORBHP Podcast

May 27 2022 • 21 mins


Special Guest Dr. Sara-Pier Piscopo (Western Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow) sits down to talk to Dr. Lauren Valdis (Medical Director of Education at SWORBHP) to discuss the latest evidence and best practices in resuscitation of pediatric out of hospital cardiac arrest.  Topics include: Considerations in when to transport, when to consider IO vs. IV access and some hot-off-the-press local data to share.

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