Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Systems of Care
Published: February 26, 2018
- Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains a major public health challenge; approximately 356,500 people are treated for OHCA annually in the US.
- Advancements in 9-1-1 telephone CPR instructions, bystander CPR, CPR techniques, public AED availability, and post resuscitation care have been shown to improve outcomes, but implementation varies regionally and there are opportunities for improvement.
- Cardiac arrest centers and the regionalization of cardiac care have shown promise, but work remains to be done to further understand regional variation and optimize OHCA patient care.
- Emergency Medical Service Dispatch Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Prearrival Instructions to Improve Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
- Implementation Strategies for Improving Survival After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States
- Regional Systems of Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest