Challenge 10

Systematic Prevention and Resuscitation of In-hospital Cardiac Arrest

Optimal Resuscitation often occurs in emergency medicine, trauma surgery, and intensive care medicine when a healthcare professional is able to intervene in a way that corrects breathing or a declining heartbeat; in doing so, the patient is revived or taken away from the pathway to death.

Executive summary checklist

One-third of inpatient deaths may be preventable by improving practice, such as better recognizing deterioration in patients and optimizing resuscitation strategies. Checklist for care systems Convene an institutional multi-disciplinary Resuscitation Outcomes Steering Committee (ROSC), including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and administrators who will have primary responsibility for the resuscitation program Use data strategically Create
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