Is point-of-care ultrasound a reliable predictor of outcome during atraumatic, non-shockable cardiac arrest? A systematic review and meta-analysis from the SHoC investigators.

Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine, Université Laval, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université Laval (CHUL), CHU de Québec, Québec, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

To evaluate the accuracy of PoCUS in predicting return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), survival to hospital admission (SHA), and survival to hospital discharge (SHD) in adult non-traumatic, non-shockable out-of-hospital or emergency department cardiac arrest.

Keywords

Cardiac arrest,Focused echocardiography,Point-of-care ultrasound,Prognosis,