Chapter 2. Resuscitation in Intensive Care

  1. Mark J. D. Griffiths MRCP, PhD, EDICM, BDICM Consultant,
  2. Jeremy J. Cordingley MRCP, FRCA, EDICM Consultant and
  3. Susanna Price MRCP, PhD, EDICM, FESC Consultant
  1. David A. Zideman MD Chief of Service

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch2

Cardiovascular Critical Care

Cardiovascular Critical Care

How to Cite

Zideman, D. A. (2010) Resuscitation in Intensive Care, in Cardiovascular Critical Care (eds M. J. D. Griffiths, J. J. Cordingley and S. Price), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust London, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Anaesthetics, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148573

Online ISBN: 9781444314502



  • Recognition of an imminent cardiac arrest;
  • DNAR does not mean withdrawal of medical or nursing care;
  • Peri-arrest arrhythmias;
  • ECG and identify and treat reversible causes;
  • Post-resuscitation care;
  • population and the specialties the ICU serves;
  • Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR);
  • the European Resuscitation Council (ERC)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Recognition of an imminent cardiac arrest

  • In-hospital resuscitation

  • Management of arrest rhythms

  • Drugs

  • Peri-arrest arrhythmias

  • Other interventions

  • Post-resuscitation care

  • Ethical issues

  • Summary

  • References