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Editorial| Volume 91, PA5-A6, June 2015

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation of pregnant women

      The need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a pregnant woman is a rare event occurring in 1 in 30,000 pregnancies.
      • Soar J.
      • Perkins G.D.
      • Abbas G.
      • et al.
      European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2010 Section Cardiac arrest in special circumstances: electrolyte abnormalities, poisoning, drowning, accidental hypothermia, hyperthermia, asthma, anaphylaxis, cardiac surgery, trauma, pregnancy, electrocution.
      This low incidence suggests that most physicians will have little experience with CPR in pregnancy in their careers. Therefore, it is imperative that all clinical staff have regular training in life support,
      • Nishiyama C.
      • Iwami T.
      • Murakami Y.
      • et al.
      Effectiveness of simplified 15-min refresher BLS training program: a randomized controlled trial.
      including the modifications of CPR for pregnant women.
      • Nolan J.P.
      • Soar J.
      • Zideman D.A.
      • Biarent D.
      • Bossaert L.L.
      • Deakin C.
      • Koster R.W.
      • Wyllie J.
      • Böttiger B.
      • ERC Guidelines Writing Group
      European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2010 Section 1. Executive summary.
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