This study was an observational cohort study of adult patients who had an in-hospital cardiac arrest between 2000 through 2014.   A US-based multicenter registry of in-hospital cardiac arrest was studied and included 108,079 adult patients at 668 hospitals. Two…
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The Universal Termination of Resuscitation Guidelines suggest that resuscitation should be terminated if at least four rounds of CPR have occurred and the following three criteria are met: The arrest was NOT witnessed by emergency medical services (EMS) There has…
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The 2015 American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines deemphasizes advanced airway placement during the initial resuscitation. Out-of-hospital–arrest data suggest lower survival among patients who are intubated in the field.  Therefore, it is important to determine the importance of…
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Previous investigations suggest that survival to hospital discharge following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has remained stable (7%–8%) over the past 30 years. Recent recommendations regarding bystander and rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique, post-resuscitation protocols, and regionalization of post-arrest care were…
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