Improving In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Process and Outcomes With Performance Debriefing

Edelson et al. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:1063-1069

Importance of Conclusion

The use of real-time feedback with debriefing that incorporates clinical data from an actual
resuscitation event is an effective tool to improve measurement of CPR quality and initial patient
survival from in-hospital cardiac arrest.

Key Points

  • Equipment to measure and record CPR performance during actual resuscitation events has the potential to change CPR training and improve patient outcomes.
  • Combining CPR performance feedback with debriefing was associated with an increased rate of return of spontaneous circulation when compared with the use of performance feedback alone.

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