“Putting It All Together” to Improve Resuscitation Quality

Sutton et al. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2012;30(1):105-122

Importance of Conclusion

Improving training before, monitoring CPR quality during, and debriefing participants after resuscitation events has the potential to improve the quality of care delivered to cardiac arrest victims.

Key Design Elements

  • Performance of resuscitation skills during in-hospital, out-of-hospital, and simulated cardiac arrests frequently does not meet established resuscitation guidelines.
  • Completion of conventional BLS and ACLS courses does not necessarily translate into adequate performance of these resuscitation skills within a few months after training.
  • Participation in programs that improve training quality and retention may lead to higher quality CPR performed during actual resuscitation events.

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