What is the emergent treatment for a child in cardiac arrest with a nonshockable rhythm?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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If the rhythm is nonshockable, intervention proceeds as follows:

  • Continue CPR for an additional 2 minutes

  • Establish IV/IO access

  • Give epinephrine 0.01 mg/kg IV/IO; this may be repeated every 3-5 minutes

  • Consider endotracheal intubation or other advanced airway placement


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