RECOVER Preparedness and Prevention Domain Worksheet Authors are listed in the Appendix.
RECOVER evidence and knowledge gap analysis on veterinary CPR. Part 2: Preparedness and prevention
Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2012
© Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society 2012
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Special Issue: Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation: Evidence and Knowledge Gap Analysis on Veterinary CPR
Volume 22, Issue s1, pages S13–S25, June 2012
How to Cite
McMichael, M., Herring, J., Fletcher, D. J., Boller, M. and the RECOVER Preparedness and Prevention Domain Worksheet Authors (2012), RECOVER evidence and knowledge gap analysis on veterinary CPR. Part 2: Preparedness and prevention. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 22: S13–S25. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-4431.2012.00752.x
The authors and collaborators declare no conflicts of interests.
- Issue online: 7 JUN 2012
- Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 12 MAR 2012
Vol. 23, Issue 5, 571, Version of Record online: 9 SEP 2013
- cardiac arrest;
To systematically examine the evidence on the effect of prevention and preparedness measures on outcomes in veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to determine knowledge gaps.
Standardized, systematic evaluation of the literature, categorization of relevant articles according to level of evidence and quality, and development of consensus on conclusions for application of the concepts to clinical practice. Relevant questions were answered on a worksheet template and reviewed by the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) prevention and preparedness domain members, by the RECOVER committee, and opened for comments by veterinary professionals for 3 months.
Academia, referral practice, and general practice.
Nine worksheets were prepared to determine the extent to which preparation of the environment (charts, visual aids, etc) and personnel (training, debriefing, etc) are beneficial in improving return of spontaneous circulation.
Of the questions evaluated, only the association between anesthesia-related cardiopulmonary arrest and better outcomes was supported by strong evidence. There is some evidence from the human literature that the use of cognitive aids, standardized didactic, and hands-on training with high-fidelity simulators, team and leadership training, and post-cardiac arrest debriefing improve adherence to cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines and, in some cases, patient outcomes. Veterinary studies investigating these issues are lacking, and development of initial guidelines is a crucial first step.