Guideline: The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation provides recommendations for the use of antiarrhythmic drugs in adults and children.
Soar J, Donnino MW, Maconochie I, et al. 2018 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations Summary. Circulation. 2018 Dec 4;138(23):e714-e730. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000611.

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation has initiated a continuous review of new, peer-reviewed, published cardiopulmonary resuscitation science. This is the second annual summary of International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations that includes the most recent cardiopulmonary resuscitation science reviewed by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. This summary addresses the role of antiarrhythmic drugs in adults and children and includes the Advanced Life Support Task Force and Pediatric Task Force consensus statements, which summarize the most recent published evidence and an assessment of the quality of the evidence based on Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation criteria. The statements include consensus treatment recommendations approved by members of the relevant task forces. Insights into the deliberations of each task force are provided in the Values and Preferences and Task Force Insights sections. Finally, the task force members have listed the top knowledge gaps for further research.

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Hospital Doctor/Hospitalists

Useful analysis of evidence-based resuscitation practices. It has an important update on use of lidocaine. Hopefully, at least some of the unanswered questions will be addressed in the next summary.

Internal Medicine

This is a piece of very useful evidence. The article includes treatment recommendations with the most recent CPR science. This summary addresses the role of antiarrhythmic drugs. The knowledge gaps for further research are also mentioned.

Respirology/Pulmonology

Critical review of studies using anti-arrhythmic drugs during cardiac arrest. The recommendations should set the standard for management of cardiac arrest as well as highlighting areas in need of further study.

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