AVMA Health News Bytes: Saving Pets in Cardiac Arrest

A unique partnership between veterinary experts and physician-scientists who study and treat cardiac arrest in humans has led to the development of the first evidence-based guidelines to resuscitate dogs and cats in cardiac arrest. The CPR guidelines, developed by veterinary emergency and critical care specialists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, are a product of the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation, or RECOVER. The initiative exemplifies an effort to provide the same evidence-based care for family pets that physicians employ to save human victims of cardiac arrest. For more information, contact Kelly Stratton at Penn at 215-898-1475 or Stephanie Specchio at Cornell at 607-253-3369.

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  1. Hi AVMA,

    That’s wonderful news – and even better that such a high end institution such as Cornell is one group behind the effort to provide better guidelines on how to resuscitate dogs and cats.

    Veterinarians will be able to better serve the animals.

    I wonder if veterinarians would be interested in passing down the information to clients so that clients can learn how to provide the service to their pets in case of emergency. At the very least, pamphlets could be created so that they would appear in the same area in a veterinarian’s office as pamphlets about diabetes, basic pet care tips, etc.

    Glad to hear about the new guidelines.

    =^..^= Hairless Cat Girl =^..^=