Always be prepared to perform CPR


In a dvm360® interview, Gina Fallish, BS, CVT, revealed why treating all patients like they are at risk for cardiac arrest can ensure a successful CPR outcome.

In an interview at the recent Fetch dvm360® conference in San Diego, California, Gina Fallish, BS, CVT, insisted that although there are risk factors associated with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), being prepared for any patient to experience cardiac arrest is key to improving survival rates and outcomes.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:

Gina Fallish, BS, CVT: Any of our patients, at any time, could be at risk of [experiencing] cardiac arrest. We always want to make sure that we are aware of pre-existing [conditions], and that we are monitoring those patients closely knowing which parameters are most life-threatened about those patients. But sometimes those patients can throw us for a loop and we end up having a patient [go into cardiac] arrest that we weren't expecting.

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