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Things have changed in Veterinary CPR – Is your practice updated?
Introducing evidence-based recommendations to resuscitate dogs and cats in cardiac arrest.
For nearly 50 years, the American Heart Association, with the help of researchers and physicians from across the nation, has developed and disseminated guidelines on how best to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on human patients experiencing cardiac arrest.
But no such evidence-based guidelines existed in the veterinary world.
Perhaps as a result, while more than 20 percent of human patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital survive to go home to their families, the equivalent figure for dogs and cats is less than 6 percent.
It's time to improve outcomes
Now the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation, or RECOVER, a collaborative effort of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society has arrived at the first evidence-based recommendations to resuscitate dogs and cats in cardiac arrest.
The RECOVER initiative was spearheaded by Manuel Boller, DVM, MTR and Daniel J. Fletcher, PhD, DVM both specialists in veterinary emergency and critical care.
RECOVER aims to standardize treatment of cardiac arrest in pets, ultimately leading to improved outcomes.
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