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Schexnayder named to international pediatric task force

AMS member, Dr. Steve Schexnayder has been appointed to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Pediatric Task Force, which reviews the latest science to develop pediatric resuscitation guidelines used throughout the world.

The task force is made up of 17 pediatric resuscitation
experts from North America, Central and South America,
Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Asia. It includes four representatives from the United States.

“The task force brings together the leading experts from all over the world to review the latest science on resuscitation,” Dr. Schexnayder said. “I am honored to be part of a process that helps ensure that health professionals across the world have access
to the latest information and highest standards of care, which translates to better care for patients.”

Previously, Dr. Schexnayder served as the national chairman of the American Heart
Association (AHA) Pediatric Life Support Committee from 2003-2005 and has
been a scientific consultant to the AHA since for development of resuscitation educational products.

He had a firsthand role in writing the most recent AHA pediatric resuscitation guidelines,
which were released in December 2015, as well as the 2005 and 2010 AHA Guidelines.

Dr. Schexnayder is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and also practices at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He is section chief of critical care medicine and the Morris and Hattie Oakley Endowed Chair in pediatric critical care medicine. He earned his medical degree from UAMS. He completed a residency in pediatrics and internal medicine and a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine, both at UAMS.

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