Evidence-based clinical practice manual: Cardiopulmonary-cerebral resuscitation

  • José Ricardo Navarro Vargas Profesor de Anestesiología y Reanimación, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Hernando Matiz-Camacho Médico Cardiólogo, Director Laboratorio de Simulación Fundación Cardio-Infantil, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Javier Osorio-Esquivel Médico Anestesiólogo Cardiovascular Clínica Shaio, Coordinador Comité de Reanimación Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiología
Keywords: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heart arrest, Coronary artery disease, Brain death, Arrhythmias cardiaca


Cardio respiratory arrest in adults arises as a consequence of coronary artery disease inmore than 60% of cases. At present, it is considered a public health problem.

It is important to keep in mind that prevention, through the adoption of healthy habits, isthe principle contributor to the reduction of morbimortality. Nevertheless, when a malignarrhythmia that leads to cardiac arrest presents itself, the outcomes are directly related tothe speed and quality with which cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers are put intoeffect, and to the integral management of the clinical condition that is post-cardiac arrestsyndrome.These clinical practice handbook aim to provide sufficient information in order to guarantee appropriate medical attention in these cases. It is based on international norms ofthe lex artis in terms of the understanding and management of cardiac arrest.

What's more, criteria for determining brain death, and the organization of the advancedresuscitation team, which goes by various names around the world, emergency medicalsystem, code blue, mega code, advanced resuscitation code, are included here.


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Navarro Vargas JR, Matiz-Camacho H, Osorio-Esquivel J. Evidence-based clinical practice manual: Cardiopulmonary-cerebral resuscitation. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2015 Jan. 1 [cited 2022 Oct. 3];43(1):9-19. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/435


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Navarro Vargas JR, Matiz-Camacho H, Osorio-Esquivel J. Evidence-based clinical practice manual: Cardiopulmonary-cerebral resuscitation. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2015 Jan. 1 [cited 2022 Oct. 3];43(1):9-19. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/435
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