Leading the EMS World in Pediatric Education
Thursday October 19th 2017

Death of a Child, Part II: Calling the Code


Last episode we talked about the philosophical, ethical, and emotional components that play a part when a child dies. This week we discuss medical futility.

We address the question of when it is appropriate to say “NO” or “STOP” in regards to a pediatric cardiac arrest. We also discuss if EMS should even be considering this in the first place.

Join Dr. Laurie Romig, Dr. BJ Coopes, Dr. Patricia Cantwell, Wilma Vinton, and Kyle David Bates as they once again delve into part II of this 3-part series.

Learning Objectives

The listener will be able to:

  1. Identify circumstances when resuscitation may be futile in the pediatric patient.
  2. Discuss pros and cons of in-field termination.

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