Timely use of epinephrine was associated with increased survival among hospitalized children in nonshockable rhythm cardiac arrest, researchers reported.

Delayed adrenaline administration was associated with worse survival and other outcomes in the pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest setting, the analysis of data from the American Heart Association’s “Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation” registry (GWTG-R) confirmed.

Children in nonshockable cardiac arrest who did not receive epinephrine within 5 minutes of the event had a lower likelihood of survival than children who did (21% survival versus 33.1%).