About the Author

Ronna Zaremski, RN, MSN, CCRN, is a Clinical Nurse Educator living in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Her professional nursing experience includes working in the Cardiac Care Unit and on a Progressive Medical Unit, both at acute care hospitals.

Ronna has helped write questions for the NCLEX and enjoys being a BLS instructor.

Ronna earned her BSN from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Penn., and her MSN as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn.





Welcome to Code Communications, ZOLL's online resuscitation newsletter for hospital clinicians. Each edition explores a new topic in the field of resuscitation with an emphasis on practical solutions for changing practice and improving outcomes.

Visit the Code Communications home page and access our newsletter archives covering a variety of topics including: early defibrillation, trends and new technologies in CPR and code documentation.

Pediatric Resuscitation

Cardiac arrest in the pediatric population is an unfortunate and devastating occurrence. It is estimated that 16,000 American children suffer a cardiac arrest each year.1 Tragically, only 5% to 10% of patients survive out-of-hospital arrests and often with severe neurological sequelae.2 Survival statistics for pediatric cardiac arrests occurring in the hospital are somewhat better, with 27% of patients surviving to discharge and 65% of them leaving with good neurological outcomes.3



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