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Check for circulation during BLS

Question Type:
Intervention
Full Question:
Among adults and children who are in cardiac arrest in any setting (P), does interruption of CPR to check circulation (I), compared with no interruption of CPR (C), change Survival with Favorable neurological/functional outcome at discharge, 30 days, 60 days, 180 days AND/OR 1 year, Survival only at discharge, 30 days, 60 days, 180 days AND/OR 1 year, ROSC, chest compression fraction (O)?
Consensus on Science:
Of the 654 articles found during the search, and a follow-up search performed early 2015 identifying a potential additional 112 studies, none were found to relate to the specific question.
Treatment Recommendation:
Outside of the ALS environment where invasive monitoring is available, there is insufficient data around the value of a pulse check while performing CPR. We therefore do not make a treatment recommendation regarding the value of a pulse check.Values, Preferences, and Task Force Insights Emphasis should remain on minimizing interruptions in chest compressions and avoiding pausing for a pulse check without strong suspicion of ROSC (eg, clinically or by hemodynamic monitoring).
CoSTR Attachments:
BLS 348_n.docx    

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