Pediatric advanced life support intervention
Precision-guided care when children need it most
Systemize Intervention. Standardize Care.
Providing Clarity During Chaos
During any code blue event, it's imperative for healthcare professionals to move swiftly and efficiently. And in instances of pediatric cardiac arrest, the unconditional need for everything to run perfectly is paramount. In these cases, adrenaline fueled by working to save the littlest patients can fog even the sharpest of minds.
Using an intuitive design based on the pediatric advanced life support (PALS) guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA), Redivus fortifies high-stakes pediatric resuscitation interventions with precision medication dosing, relevant intervention guidance and ensures real-time documentation.
Would She Have Survived?
"A previously healthy, now unresponsive 2-year-old girl arrived at our children's emergency room with more than 30 providers waiting. She was transferred from a community hospital ER, where life saving measures were started, and upon arrival, she lost her pulse again. As resuscitation was underway, we quickly scoped through her breathing tube. It was kinked and above her vocal cords. The tube used was too big and inadequately ventilating/oxygenating her.
"We quickly exchanged the large tube for a smaller one that was positioned correctly, and she regained her pulse. The child had now suffered two cardiac arrests without adequate oxygen to her brain for more than 60 minutes. The doctors knew what that meant. Her head scan confirmed it; diffuse brain swelling with impending herniation. There was nothing we could do to stop it.
"It's difficult to tell this story and not think about what could have been done differently. What if there was an application that guided providers to reach for a smaller endotracheal tube more appropriate for her size during that time-critical situation? Would she still be with us? Could her mom still be able to hold her? For all children, if there is a way to prevent this situation going forward, we need to pursue it."
Increase Provider Confidence. Improve Data Capture Efficiencies.
The criticality of weight-based treatment of pediatric cardiac arrest means there is no time for error. Pathway complexity and cognitive load are major contributors to intervention errors and delay. Afterwards, code blue documentation may be unclear and incomplete, making it difficult to identify and aggregate data for performance improvement.
The Redivus PALS app enables users to:
Save time with automatic weight-based calculations
Provide critical guidance for interventions that vary based on patient size
Increase care quality & teamwork via confidence that comes with the guidance
Get appropriate guidance for return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC)
Provide robust analytics after event wrap up to aid in quality improvement where needed
An Entirely Different Resuscitation Experience for Pediatrics
Redivus Health's PALS app is clinician-designed—and will soon also provide an additional algorithm from the Neonatal Resuscitation Program by American Academy of Pediatrics (NRP) to support healthcare for preemies and babies less than than 30 days old.
Automated timers simplify timekeeping and weight-based medicine calculations support providers during high-intensity pediatric cardiac arrest intervention. PALS app-guided patient care and workflow optimization means more confidently treating pediatric patients.
Adjusts dosage of medications based on child’s weight (measured or estimated with Broselow Tape)
Adjusts recommended strength of defibrillation shocks based on weight
Multiple timers with prompts for medications and chest compressions
Documents every intervention during the code using drop-down menus and user-friendly functionality, allowing the user to add comments or make edits after the event
Records medication doses and how meds are given (IV, IO, ET tube)
Integrates with any EHR to upload code blue documentation to the patient's chart