Interhospital Transport of Children Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Practical and Ethical Dilemma*

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Abstract

Objectives:

To discuss risks and benefits of interhospital transport of children in cardiac arrest undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Design:

Narrative review.

Results:

Not applicable.

Conclusions:

Transporting children in cardiac arrest with ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation between hospitals is potentially lifesaving if it enables access to resources such as extracorporeal support, but may risk transport personnel safety. Research is needed to optimize outcomes of patients transported with ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and reduce risks to the staff caring for them.

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