Education for cardiac arrest - Treatment or prevention?

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Authors: Smith, G.B., Welch, J., DeVita, M.A., Hillman, K.M. and Jones, D.

Journal: Resuscitation

Volume: 92

Pages: 59-62

eISSN: 1873-1570

DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.04.018

In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) occur infrequently and individual staff members working on general wards may only rarely encounter one. Mortality following IHCA is high and the evidence for the benefits of many advanced life support (ALS) interventions is scarce. Nevertheless, regular, often frequent, ALS training is mandatory for many hospital medical staff and nurses. The incidence of pre-cardiac arrest deterioration is much higher than that of cardiac arrests, and there is evidence that intervention prior to cardiac arrest can reduce the incidence of IHCA. This article discusses a proposal to reduce the emphasis on widespread ALS training and to increase education in the recognition and response to pre-arrest clinical deterioration.

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Authors: Smith, G.B., Welch, J., DeVita, M.A., Hillman, K.M. and Jones, D.

Journal: Resuscitation

Volume: 92

Pages: 59-62

eISSN: 1873-1570

ISSN: 0300-9572

DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.04.018

© 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) occur infrequently and individual staff members working on general wards may only rarely encounter one. Mortality following IHCA is high and the evidence for the benefits of many advanced life support (ALS) interventions is scarce. Nevertheless, regular, often frequent, ALS training is mandatory for many hospital medical staff and nurses. The incidence of pre-cardiac arrest deterioration is much higher than that of cardiac arrests, and there is evidence that intervention prior to cardiac arrest can reduce the incidence of IHCA. This article discusses a proposal to reduce the emphasis on widespread ALS training and to increase education in the recognition and response to pre-arrest clinical deterioration.

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Authors: Smith, G.B., Welch, J., DeVita, M.A., Hillman, K.M. and Jones, D.

Journal: RESUSCITATION

Volume: 92

Pages: 59-62

ISSN: 0300-9572

DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.04.018

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Authors: Smith, G.B., Welch, J., DeVita, M.A., Hillman, K.M. and Jones, D.

Journal: Resuscitation

Volume: 92

Pages: 59-62

eISSN: 1873-1570

ISSN: 0300-9572

In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) occur infrequently and individual staff members working on general wards may only rarely encounter one. Mortality following IHCA is high and the evidence for the benefits of many advanced life support (ALS) interventions is scarce. Nevertheless, regular, often frequent, ALS training is mandatory for many hospital medical staff and nurses. The incidence of pre-cardiac arrest deterioration is much higher than that of cardiac arrests, and there is evidence that intervention prior to cardiac arrest can reduce the incidence of IHCA. This article discusses a proposal to reduce the emphasis on widespread ALS training and to increase education in the recognition and response to pre-arrest clinical deterioration.

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