Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a difficult subject for many people, but one that is very important to review. Emergency cases treated at BPAH must have a
resuscitation directive. We are requesting that you choose whether or not you want us to perform lifesaving procedures on your pet in the unlikely event that your pet
experiences respiratory and/or cardiac arrest.
We will be able to initiate our efforts without delay. Once we have initiated CPR, we will inform you to make further decisions. Prior to making this decision, please consider the fact that animals that have been successfully resuscitated are extremely critical and unstable. The likelihood of re-arrest is high.
Management of a pet after successful initial resuscitation requires vigilant monitoring for 24 to 48 hours. Once we stabilize your pet, transfer will be arranged to another animal hospital or 24 hour facility.