Post by Dan Fletcher on Aug 29, 2011 11:26:23 GMT -5
The RECOVER initiative utilizes the term "cardiopulmonary resuscitation" (CPR) to summarize all activities associated with resuscitation efforts in animals with cardiac arrest and discourages the use of CPCR. CPR is an internationally recognizable term that is easily identifiable by veterinary professionals and lay people alike. Thus the term CPR is less confusing than CPCR, and is appropriately descriptive. CPCR is not used outside of the veterinary community, and its use will likely complicate communication with human medical professionals and the lay community. While RECOVER, as any cardiopulmonary resuscitation oriented organization, acknowledges the central impact of anoxic brain injury on outcomes from cardiac arrest, there are few interventions currently proven to be effective at providing a selective brain resuscitative effect exclusive of the cardiopulmonary effects of those interventions during BLS or ALS. CPCR may also be misunderstood as a specific type of CPR, such as the cardiocerebral resuscitation (CCR) system (Ewy et al.), consisting exclusively of continuous chest compressions in bystander initiated CPR for witnessed primary cardiac arrest.
It would probably be worth for JVECC to adopt the CPR term as a matter of style - we can do this if the consensus is to use CPR rather than CPCR. As JVECC will likely continue to publish manuscripts in this area, consistency in terminology would be beneficial
If it interesting for you, in Russia we usually use CPCR. I think, it is such as traditional term from human medicine. resuscitation is very inetersting theme for me. There is a few vets who interesting in CPCR in our practice. Sorry for my english.