STAT! Responding to a Pediatric Code
The first five minutes of any arrest is critical. A childs condition can deteriorate quickly, and mortality following a cardiopulmonary event is high. Equipment needs to be ready and personnel need to be trained and prepared. Quick intervention and a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each healthcare member is key to saving lives.
- Recognizing signs and symptoms of impending cardiopulmonary arrest
- Resuscitation team members, including their roles and responsibilities
- Preparation and use of emergency equipment
- Assessment process during an arrest
- Performing a Mock Code, step by step
- Determining appropriate medications and dosages
- Debriefing with team members
To help healthcare staff develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond efficiently and effectively to a pediatric code using the APLS and PALS guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association.