Benefits of treating kids on-scene during cardiac arrest [Inside EMS Podcast]
In this week’s Inside EMS podcast quick clip, hosts Chris and Kelly are joined by Dr. Peter Antevy, who discusses reasons for treating pediatric patients on-scene rather than rapidly transporting during a cardiac arrest.
In the adult world, unless you get ROSC, EMS knows that every second that goes by reduces the neurological outcome and survivability, Antevy said. For that reason, many agencies mandate that EMS stay on-scene for 20 minutes.
“Why don’t we do the exact same thing for kids?” Antevy asked. “How come kids don’t get that same exact chance?”
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