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Eleanor Haskey
The Veterinary Nurse, Vol. 7, Iss. 3, 25 Apr 2016, pp 170 - 173

Cardiopulmonary arrest is an emergency situation which can present to any veterinary
clinic at any time. The RECOVER guidelines (2012) are an evidence-based
consensus for current cardiopulmonary resuscitation recommendations for veterinary
patients. Being prepared is the key to dealing with the situation in a quick
and efficient manner. Preparedness consists of having a 'ready area', stocked
crash trolley and team training. All members of the team should be trained and
confident in delivering basic life support measures which include chest compressions,
endotracheal intubation and manually ventilating the patient.

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