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Title: Education for cardiac arrest - Treatment or prevention?
Austin Authors: Smith, Gary B;Welch, John;DeVita, Michael A;Hillman, Ken M;Jones, Daryl A 
Affiliation: Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
Department of Intensive Care, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Critical Care & Critical Care Outreach, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London NW1 2BU, UK
University College London Partners, London, UK
University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Critical Care, Harlem Hospital, New York, NY 10037, USA
Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research & Education, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
Issue Date: 25-Apr-2015
Publication information: Resuscitation 2015; 92(): 59-62
Abstract: 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.
Gov't Doc #: 25921543
DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.04.018
Journal: Resuscitation
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Advanced life support
Cardiac arrest
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