Predictors of Mortality in Pediatrics Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Observational Multicenter Study
Keywords:CPR; pediatric; mortality; predictors.
Purpose: This study aimed to identify predictors of mortality related to the quality of CPR, victims’ preCPR characteristics, and the resuscitation characteristics. Design and Method: A descriptive observational design with a non-active approach was used. Data collectors observed the implementation of CPR then recorded the parameters of interest against a prestructured checklist. A total of 242 CPR events were observed. The study took place in three medical centers in Jordan. Results: The study showed that victims whose CPR took place in the emergency room and those admitted with cardiac and respiratory diseases were more likely to resume spontaneous breathing and circulation. Conclusion: Early identification of patients at high risk for mortality would help to reduce the rate of mortality through quick response and proper resuscitation.