Der lebensbedrohliche kindernotfall im notarztdienst

Translated title of the contribution: Life-threatening pediatric emergencies

O. Heinzel*, W. J. Eppich, J. C. Schwindt, F. Hoffmann

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Life-threatening pediatric emergencies are extremely rare in prehospital emergency care. Both the recognition of critical illness and implementation of rapid, effective intervention to reverse hypoxia and hemodynamic instability can prevent further deterioration and markedly improve the prognosis. Prompt intervention can help avoid further decompensation in which resuscitation may become necessary. When faced with a child in cardiopulmonary arrest, meticulous attention to basic life support has highest priority. Acute life-threatening emergencies in children involve a high cognitive load for providers and standardized algorithms promote a systematic approach. Periodic training in both medical management and non-technical skills such as communication, teamwork and use of resources play a key role in effectively improving the quality of care in critically ill children.

Translated title of the contributionLife-threatening pediatric emergencies
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)151-166
Number of pages16
JournalNotfall und Rettungsmedizin
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Acute therapy
  • Education
  • Guidelines
  • Pediatric emergencies
  • Respiratory disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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