Editorial| Volume 169, P182-184, December 2021

A point of entry into paediatric termination of resuscitation research

      An EMS crew is dispatched to the home of a 14 month old, previously healthy child “found down” after being put to bed without event the prior night. The prehospital workers arrive to find a pulseless, cyanotic child with lividity. Parents, understandably frantic, are attempting CPR.
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      • Applying a set of termination of resuscitation criteria to paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
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          Prehospital Termination of Resuscitation (TOR) protocols for adults can reduce the number of futile transports of patients in cardiac arrest, yet similar protocols are not widely available for paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (POHCA). The objective of this study was to apply a set of criteria for paediatric TOR (pTOR) from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) to a large national cohort and determine its association with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after POHCA.
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