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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7531versión On-line ISSN 1561-3119

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ACEVEDO CASTRO, Berta Lidia et al. Recommendations to tackle cardiorespiratory arrest in children during COVID-19 pandemic. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2020, vol.92, suppl.1, e1201.  Epub 30-Nov-2020. ISSN 0034-7531.

Cardiorespiratory arrest is a not a frequent event in pediatrics, but it is a serious problem for those who suffer it due to its high mortality rates and the risk of sequelaes. Hypoxia is its most frequent cause that is why respiratory interventions are essential during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the air ways during resuscitation has been subject of analysis taking into account the high risk of contagion of the virus SARS-COV-2 by the aerosolization of respiratory secretions. It is recommended the use of protection equipment, to limit personnel to the just needed for resuscitation, to choose ventilation by endotracheal intubation if there is trained personnel, and to maximize the surveillance of paediatric patients at risk in order to compensate the delay due to the placing of protection means. It is essential to know each of the interventions in the different links of the survival chain in order to achieve the patient’s recovery with the lower number of possible sequelaes and without contagions among the health personnel.

Palabras clave : cardiorespiratory arrest; COVID-19; pediatrics.

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