What is the treatment of cardiopulmonary compromise in children with bradyarrhythmias?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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If cardiopulmonary compromise is evident, the following immediate steps should be taken:

  • Put the patient on supplemental oxygen and assist ventilations as needed
  • Attach cardiac monitoring, blood pressure cuff, pulse oximetry, and pacing pads
  • Establish vascular access (IV, or IO if necessary)
  • Get a 12-lead ECG for rhythm analysis if possible

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