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Resuscitation in the cardiac intensive care setting 

Resuscitation in the cardiac intensive care setting
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Resuscitation in the cardiac intensive care setting
Author(s):

Tim Strang

and Joel Dunning

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199692958.003.0004
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date: 17 September 2019

The Cardiac Surgery Advanced Life Support (CALS) course was developed in response to recognized differences which are required for management of arrested patients post sternotomy in contrast to standard European Resuscitation Council (ERC) ALS guidelines. CALS forms the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery guidelines. These modifications to standard ALS have now been taken on by the ERC and incorporated into the 'Special Situation - post cardiac surgery' section. The chapter therefore relates only to patients up to 10 days post sternotomy who arrest on a cardiac intensive care unit.

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