Patient Care

Ineffective Techniques

The importance of chest compressions as the cornerstone of resuscitation has been confirmed by research and put into protocols, but the most elaborate and eloquent protocols are useless if the actual circulation needed from adequate compressions is lacking.

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A Hands-On Approach

Studies show that the first minute of CPR with ventilations, even an ideally performed effort results in only 30 chest compression. Is this affecting our survival rates?

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Through the Years

Just 5–15% of patients treated with standard CPR survive cardiac arrest, showing a need for improved technique. Mechanical CPR devices have evolved, and they might just be the ticket to consistently improved CPR.

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Assess Your Adequacy

In addition to providing effective and continuous CPR, automated CPR devices also are equipped with such tools as capnography to help providers determine accuracy.

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Improved CPR

Cardiac arrest patients who receive high-quality CPR have better outcomes. Learn more about how to create a successful CPR QI program.

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Case Reports

Read about three case studies of three patients who survived sudden cardiac arrest after prolonged resuscitation.

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Options to Ensure Effective Compressions

The importance of chest compressions as the cornerstone of resuscitation has been confirmed by research and put into protocols, but the most elaborate and eloquent protocols are useless if the actual circulation needed from adequate compressions is lacking.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

Measuring Quality

Find out know how your agency's CPR compliance compares with that of other systems.

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Similarities & Differences in Three Case Reports

Most reports of successful outcomes in cardiac arrest patients with prolonged CPR involve unique circumstances. Three that happened in a Minnesota system in one year didn't. Read about the similarities and differences in these three cases.

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