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PALS update 2005.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17921559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many of the changes in BLS recommended in 2005 Guidelines are designed to simplify CPR recommendations, increase the number and quality of chest compressions delivered, and increase the number of uninterrupted chest compressions. The recommendations for compressions have been summarized as, "Push harder, push faster, allow the chest to fully recoil, and stop only to use a bag mask to ventilate the patient, analyze the rhythm, deliver a shock or intubate. When such an interruption to compressions occurs, keep the length of that interruption to an absolute minimum. For lay rescuers, a single compression-ventilation ratio (30:2) for all age groups greatly simplifies the instructions for performing CPR. Recommendation of 1 Shock plus Immediate CPR for Attempted Defibrillation for cardiac arrest associated with VF or pulseless VT. Rescuers should not interrupt chest compressions to check circulation until about 5 cycles or approximately 2 minutes of CPR have been provided after the shock. The changes are designed to minimize interruptions in chest compressions. For Neonatal resuscitation, additional evidence was available about the use of oxygen versus room air for resuscitation, the need for clearing the airway of meconium, methods of assisting ventilation, techniques for confirming endotracheal tube placement, and use of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA).
Sukhmeet Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0974-7559     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-08     Completed Date:  2010-02-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  691-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
IAP-PALS Group 2003-2004.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / methods*,  mortality
Cause of Death
Child, Preschool
Electric Countershock / standards*
Heart Arrest / mortality*,  therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Life Support Care / standards
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / standards
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Respiration, Artificial / standards
Risk Assessment
Survival Analysis

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