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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 365-369

Saudi heart association, national heart center and national cardiopulmonary resuscitation committee taskforce statement on cpr and resuscitation during COVID-19 pandemic


1 Department of Medicine, Heraa General Hospital, Makkah Al Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 Consultant of Emergency Medicine, Ministry of Health Affairs, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Cardiac Sciences, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
6 Department of Pediatric, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
7 Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
8 General Manager, National Heart Center, Saudi Health Council, Medina, Saudi Arabia
9 Consultant of Pediatric, Executive Director of Maternity and Children Hospital, Medina, Saudi Arabia
10 Consultant of Emergency Medicine, Supervisor General of Emergency Services, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
11 Consultant of Emergency Medicine, Supervisor General of Dispatch System, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
12 Consultant of Anesthesia, Director of Academic Affair, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. AbdulMajeed S Khan
Director of Academic Affairs and Training, Heraa General Hospital, Makkah Almukarramah - 24227
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_401_20

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Corona virus disease 2019 is a global pandemic, which affects around 2million individuals with a high death rate that exceeds 90,000 death cases across the globe. The Saudi Heart Association and the national cardiopulmonary resuscitation committee developed a taskforce to discuss the magnitude of clinical situation and CPR management on COVID-19 patients in a prehospital and in-hospital settings. Meanwhile, the taskforce aims to develop a nation-wide clinical guidance to be used by health care workers and untrained laypersons to resuscitate COVID-19 suspected and diagnosed patients.


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