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Adrenaline for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest resuscitation

posted Apr 21, 2014, 12:38 PM by Yasser Mohamed Abdelhamid
ACLS (CPR) guidelines are published every 4-5 years , the previous guidelines published in NOV 2010 removed Atropine from the armamentarium used for treating cardiac arrest patients. These changes lead to leaving Adrenaline as the main medication used in cardiac arrest patients but a recent meta- analysis that involved more than 12000 outside hospital cardiac arrest victims found that Adrenaline iv injections doesn’t improve neurologic outcome or survival till hospital admission . Till now we continue to use iv adrenaline in CPR but will that change in the future? Time will tell………
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