Douglas. Motor response to pain is one of the tests that has been most affected by the changes in cardiac arrest care. ... EEG may be similarly useful in the broader population of patients unconscious after cardiac arrest.
Earlier administration of epinephrine for inpatients with non-shockable cardiac arrest increases the chances that spontaneous circulation will return and the patients will survive to discharge, a new study found. ... Researchers used the Get With the
The American Heart Association (AHA) recently updated its recommendations on the use of antiarrhythmic drugs during and immediately after cardiac arrest. ... The paper also included updated recommendations on the use of antiarrhythmic drugs immediately
The key to reducing deaths from in-hospital cardiac arrest may be preventing them from occurring. ... and lead developer of the electronic cardiac arrest triage (eCART) early warning score, a software tool marketed by AgileMD.
Patients who were intubated within 15 minutes of in-hospital cardiac arrest had worse survival and functional outcomes than patients who were not intubated, a study found. ... The observational cohort study used the Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation
2013. The study's primary outcome was each hospital's RSSR, representing rate of survival to discharge for patients with in-house cardiac arrest over a given time period. ... They concluded that the RSSR metric for in-hospital cardiac arrest during a
During the study period, 403 patients had a cardiac arrest during their hospitalization. ... in-hospital cardiac arrest on hospital day 3 or later is associated with even lower likelihood of neurologically intact survival.
For cardiac arrest with a nonshockable rhythm, it is reasonable to administer epinephrine as soon as feasible. ... There is insufficient evidence to recommend routine use of ECPR for patients with cardiac arrest.
Many physicians use outdated practices to assess the neurological function of patients after cardiac arrest, according to a recent survey of specialists. ... The respondents came from 22 countries, although the majority were in the U.S., and all reported
They noted that research is lacking on IHCA and that most current guidelines are extrapolated from knowledge about out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. ... Establish competency of all hospital staff in recognizing cardiac arrest, performing chest compressions,